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
On April 28th, I will be competing in the Annapolis Opera 30th Annual Vocal Competition Semi-Finals. The event will be held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and is free and open to the public.
Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10 AM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
I appear in Bel Cantanti’s production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko, in its second U.S. performance and first in the original Russian.
Sunday, March 18, at 3:00pm
Friday, March 23, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 25, at 3:00pm
Randolph Rd. Theater (4010 Randolph Rd. Silver Spring, MD)
Tickets are sold online through http://www.eventbrite.com and at the door.
Information: (240)230-7372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.
I joined Bach in Baltimore for a performance of Messiah on December 15th, 2017.
I stepped in as Sarastro for a performance of Mozart’s Die Zauberflote with Bel Cantanti Opera on November 15, 2017.