John returns to Bel Cantanti Opera to sing the role of Vasily Sobakin in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tsar’s Bride.
Saturday, May 11, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, at 3:00pm
Saturday, May 18, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, at 3:00pm
Location: Randolph Road Theater – 4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD. Tickets are available here.
Welcome spring with a concert featuring Bach’s delicate Cantatas 49 and 84, plus Handel’s masterful Organ Concerto Op. 4.
John joins Bach in Baltimore as the bass soloist for BMV 49 and the aria “Heir in meines Vaters Stätte” from BMV 32.
The concert takes place at 4pm at Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore. Tickets are $25 Advance/ $27 Door and can be purchased here.
On March 1st and 3rd, I appear in Baltimore Concert Opera’s production of The Flying Dutchman as part of the chorus. Performances take place at the Engineers Club: 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore MD 21201.
On December 15th, I will be joining Harford Choral Society as a soloist for their International Celebration Concert. Their winter concert features Bach’s Magnificat and other seasonal selections. The event takes place at 4pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air, MD.
Preview of Bel Cantanti’s 15th season. The performances will include the snippets of performances of 2018-2019:
C. Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers
Franz von Suppe’s The Beautiful Galatea
W. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro
W. Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride
Verdi’s name* became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a unique imagining of the Bard’s King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life, telling the story of the opera Lear which he never finished, and exploring the universal pains and joys of the aging process. Acclaimed conductor/composer/pianist Paul Leavitt and eight opera singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core. Steven Scott Mazzola directs this world-premiere piece written by In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. With designs by Jonathan Dahm Robertson (Scenic), Marianne Meadows (Lighting), and Maria Bissex (Costumes).
Starring Helen Hayes Award Winner, Nanna Ingvarsson as Verdi/Lear.
The Ensemble includes:
John T.K. Scherch
Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue.
1835 14th Street NW – Washington DC 20009
U Street-Cardozo Metro (Green line)
Street & Garage parking available
Seniors (65+): $40
Young Professional: $25
On May 20th, I will be competing in the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s 10th Biennial Bach Vocal Competition for American Singers. The event will be held at Peter Hall, Moravian College and is open to the public. No tickets are required and admission is free.
- Date: May 20
- Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm