Sat 25 Nov, Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren. Its purpose was to provide an appropriate secular venue for the principal meetings and public ceremonies of the University, and this remains its purpose today. In addition the theatre has become a leading venue for musical concerts and recitals. Please note that tickets for concerts cannot be bought at the Sheldonian.
Please note Semi Circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrest.
Capacity: 800 - 1000
Facilities: Toilets (also disabled), No bar
Ian Bostridge is an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College and his Sheldonian recital, accompanied by Sebastian Wybrew, will bring the College’s 500th Anniversary celebrations to a thrilling close. Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls and festivals of Europe, Japan and North America.
His many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for fourteen Grammys. Recent engagements include a tour of Asia with guitarist Xuefei Yang, and the Evangelist in a staged St Matthew Passion for the Hamburg State Opera.
Highlights of the 2016/17 season include his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan as Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw and an American recital tour of Schubert’s Winterreisse with Thomas Adès, He was awarded a CBE in 2004 and in 2016 he was awarded the The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for his latest book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.