An Evening with Parvathi Subbiah

An Evening with Parvathi Subbiah


Lancaster Arts is delighted to welcome soprano, Parvathi Subbiah to the Great Hall for her Lancaster debut.   

Parvathi’s programme choices are informed by the rites of passage from the most poignant moments of our lived experiences; from our lullaby-filled beginnings in Montsalvatge’s Canción de Cuna, to falling in love in Il Trovatore, recovering from unrequited love in Carmen and finally, to singing for those who have passed and those on their way to the other world in La Mamma morta, Senza mamma and Desdemona’s last Ave Maria. There is even a song for the ritual of singing to livestock in Simón Diaz’s Vaca Mariposa!  

Parvathi is a former student of the legendary Italian operatic soprano, Mirella Freni, and studied at the Centro Universale del Bel Canto Academy in Italy. She was a finalist in the Voice of Black Opera competition in 2022, organised by the Black British Classical Foundation. Parvathi completed her Doctorate in Venezuelan politics at the University of Cambridge last year. 

Parvathi will be accompanied on piano by Dylan Perez.


Canción de cuna para dormir un negrito  
Canto negro  

Siete canciones españolas  

Con amores la mía madre  

Simón Díaz - Subbiah (arrangement for piano voice)  
La vaca mariposa  


La mamma morta (Andrea Chenier)  
Sola perduta abbandonata (Manon Lescaut)  
Senza mamma (Suor Angelica)  
Salce, salce… Ave Maria  
Je dis que rien  (Carmen)   
Tacea la notte (Il Trovatore)   

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Access: Please be aware that there is currently no lift in the Great Hall and the balcony is only accessible via approx 15 steps.