The 2022-23 Ryan Opera Recital Series begins with a program featuring third-year tenor Martin Luther Clark with the opera center’s conductor/pianist, Donald Lee III. They will present a program of 20th century vocal music from British and American composers. From England, Roger Quilter’s moving To Julia and Benjamin Britten‘s hymn-like Canticle 1. And from American the music from the musical The Wiz by Charlie Smalls and from George Gershwin‘s opera Porgy and Bess.
To Julia, Op. 8, by Roger Quilter
Canticle 1, by Benjamin Britten
Cantata, by John Daniel Carter
“Home”, from The Wiz, by Charlie Smalls
“There’s A Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York”, from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin
Martin Luther Clark, tenor; Donald Lee III, piano