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Die schöne Müllerin : Lucas van Lierop (tenor) & Christopher Knopp(pianist)

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Die schöne Müllerin
is a cycle of 20 songs by popular composer Franz Schubert using poetry by German-Romantic writer Wilhelm Müller. It is considered one of the composer's most important works and remains a staple of the art song repertory. The cycle follows a narrative concerning a young, care-free journeyman who is enthralled by the beautiful daughter of a mill's owner. Die schöne Müllerin will be sung in original German with translations available.

Die schöne Müllerin

  1. Das Wandern (Wandering)

  2. Wohin? (Whereto?)

  3. Halt! (Halt!)

  4. Dankgesang an den Bach (Thanksgiving to the Brook)

  5. Am Feierabend (After Work)

  6. Der Neugierige (The Inquisitive One)

  7. Ungeduld (Impatience)

  8. Morgengruss (Morning Greeting)

  9. Des Müllers Blumen (The Miller's Flowers)

  10. Tränenregen (Shower of Tears)

  11. Mein! (Mine!)

  12. Pause (Pause)

  13. Mit dem grünen Lautenbande (To Accompany the Lute's Green Ribbon)

  14. Der Jäger (The Hunter)

  15. Eifersucht un Stolz (Jealousy and Pride)

  16. Die liebe Farbe (The Beloved Colour)

  17. Die böse Farbe (The Loathsome Colour)

  18. Trockne Blumen (Withered Flowers)

  19. Der Müller und der Bach (The Miller and the Brook)

  20. Des Baches Wiegenlied (The Brook's Lullaby)

Pianist - Chris Knopp

Chris Knopp took his first piano lesson at age 8. Music was his hobby throughout grade school, though he received high marks in all of his R.C.M. examinations for both piano and cello. During his final year at high school, he realized that he wanted to pursue music as a career. He soon received his A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance (with distinction) and studied for two years with Jane Hayes at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, receiving various scholarships including the Katherine Cummins Endowed Scholarship (full-ride). He is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree with Stephane lemelin at McGill’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal.

Chris has won prizes at various festivals and competitions, including first prize at Performing Arts B.C.’s Provincial Competition (2017), First Prize at the Chilliwack Lions’ Club Festival (2015) and an honorable mention at the first annual Vancouver Art Song Competition in May 2018, where he collaborated with tenor Thomas Lamont. He performs frequently as a soloist and as a collaborator, and has worked with various orchestras and choirs in the Greater Vancouver area.


Chris has taught piano and music theory privately since 2012, and co-founded a children’s choir in 2015. His goal is to use music to inspire others, challenge himself, and worship God. In his leisure time, Chris loves to read poetry, study foreign languages and swing dance.

Lucas van Lierop, tenor

Hailed as “a gifted tenor” (China Daily), Lucas van Lierop is a versatile singer, performing in operas, oratorios, and song recitals. He has performed with many premiere ensembles and artistic organizations, including the Dutch National Opera, Stuttgart JSB Ensemble, Helikon Opera Moscow, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, The Hartford Chorale, and City Opera Vancouver.

In 18/19 he joins the prestigious Dutch National Opera Studio in Amsterdam under the guidance of Rosemary Joshua.

Recent operatic performances include Boy 1 in Trouble in Tahiti and First Angel in Clemency, in the Dutch National Opera’s Opera Forward Festival, and the title role in Milhaud’s Le Pauvre Matelot with Yale Opera. Last year he appeared Vašek in The Bartered Bride and Grimoaldo in Rodelinda as part of Yale Opera’s scenes concerts.

Recent concert appearances include Bach Cantata 149 with Helmuth Rilling and the Stuttgart JSB Ensemble, Messiah with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Carmina Burana with the Yale Symphony Orchestra. Solo concert performances have included “Die schöne Müllerin” at SongFest’s Hidden Valley Winter Festival, “Mu Renzhi” from the Chinese Opera “White-Haired Girl” at the Chinese National Centre for the Performing Arts, and “Moon” from an excerpt of the Chinese Opera “Poet Li Bai”, at Lincoln Centre.

Lucas has participated in masterclasses with Roberta Alexander at the International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Thomas Alan at SongFest, Graham Johnson at the Vancouver International Song Institute, and with Andreas Scholl at the Festival Sablé, Stuttgart Bach Academy, and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburg, England. Lucas’ studies in Britten were generously funded by the Canadian Aldeburgh foundation. He was recently named a Laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques – one of Canada’s most prestigious vocal competitions. In November 2017 he was a prize-winning semi-finalist in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition.

Born in Hilversum, the Netherlands, Lucas completed his Masters in Vocal Performance at McGill University, in Canada, studying under the guidance of Sanford Sylvan and Michael McMahon. He recently completed his Masters of Musical Arts at Yale University, where he studied under the guidance of professors Richard Cross and Doris Yarick Cross. Lucas’ studies at Yale University were graciously sponsored by the Stephen and Denise Adams Scholarship Fund.




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