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.
Tenor Martin Luther Clark; Pianist Donald Lee III
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