While this website is featuring several meetup groups for Opera enthusiasts, there appears to be none for the Art Song or "Lied". If Opera is "about celebrating the human voice, the human voice at its most Olympian heights of expression" as Mezzosoprano Alice Coote phrased it so wonderfully in her 2014 open letter to Opera critics, then how much more is this true for the Art Song, which ultimately detaches the voice from the stage play?
Many composers wrote both Operas and Songs and similarly many people feel attracted to both. They are related, joined together by the passion for the human voice, which this meetup group is also about.
In London plenty of opportunities are open to our meetup as we find here leading venues for chamber music and some of the greatest opera houses and concert halls. We are mainly organizing meetups where we attend operas and song recitals and get together before, afterwards or during intervals and share our thoughts. Members are encouraged to set up their own meetup events for performances they would like to attend with others.
So whether you are new to this art or a passionate enthusiast, you are equally welcome.