David Katz, founding music director and conductor
Rebecca Patterson, chorus director
Janet Eckhardt, chorus accompanist
Orchestra/Choral Concert: A NIGHT of OPERA & OPERETTA FAVORITES
Tickets online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/197828
featuring winners of
Yours in My Heart Alone (Land of Smiles) Franz Lehar
William Bennett, tenor
Madamina! Il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni) W. A. Mozart
Andrew Bawden, bass-baritone
Vilja (The Merry Widow) Franz Lehar
The wealthy widow from Pontevedro, Hanna Glawari, entertains her foreign guests with a traditional song about a Vilja or magical woodcreature who enchants the hunters that encounter her.
Christine Steyer, soprano
Introduction to Act I (Carmen) Georges Bizet
Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor) Alexander Borodin
The Polovtsian slaves entertain Prince Igor and Khan Konchak with songs and dances of praise.
CBA Symphony & Chorus
Una furtiva lagrima (The Elixir of Love) Gaetano Donizetti
Believing that the magic love potion could actually work, Nemorino pours his heart out, thinking of when he will hold Adina in his arms.
Intermezzo (Carmen) Georges Bizet
Judith Grubner, flute; John Vishneski, III, clarinet; David Perlman, harp
Un bel di (Madama Butterfly) Giacomo Puccini
It has been three years since Madame Butterfly's American sailor husband left her without a word. As she looks over the Nagasaki harbor for his ship, she sings of her certainty in the day that he will return.
Humming Chorus (Madama Butterfly) Giacomo Puccini
Seeing Pinkerton's ship, Butterfly waits for him throughout the entire night.
March (Carmen) George Bizet
Non piu Andrai (Le Nozze di Figaro) W. A. Mozart
A paean to the joy of life, of work, of the land, and of love.
“An unprecedented double encore”
Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld) Jacques Offenbach
Va, Pensiero (Nabucco) Giuseppe Verdi