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Duo Recital: Mario Rojas and Christopher Kenny

December 2, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Tenor, Mario Rojas and baritone Christopher Kenny are showcased in this recital that reflects on the patriotism and adversity of World War I.

Music

He Is There!, by Charles Ives

Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad, by George Butterworth
1) Loveliest of Trees
2) When I Was One‐and‐Twenty
3) Look Not in My Eyes
4) Think No More, Lad
5) The Lads in Their Hundreds
6) Is My Team Ploughing
Christopher Kenney, baritone; Shannon McGinnis, piano

Ludlow and Teme, by Ivor Gurney
1) When Smoke Stood Up from Ludlow
2) Far in a Western Brookland
3) ‘Tis time, I think, by Wenlock Town
4) Ludlow Fair
5) On the Idle Hill of Summer
6) When I Was One‐and‐Twenty
7) The Lent Lily
Mario Rojas, tenor; Shannon McGinnis, piano

“Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue”, by Ray Henderson
Christopher Kenney, baritone; Shannon McGinnis, piano

“Let Me Call You Sweetheart”, by Leo Friedman
Mario Rojas, tenor; Shannon McGinnis, piano

“The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo”, by Fred Gilbert
Mario Rojas, tenor; Christopher Kenney, baritone; Shannon McGinnis, piano

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Duo Recital: Lauren Decker and David Weigel

November 4, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Music of Schubert, Mahler, and Ibert are performed by contralto Lauren Decker, bass-baritone David Weigel, and pianist Madeline Slettedahl on this Ryan Opera Center Recital.  They also perform a the duet “A Little Priest”,  Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Host Colin Ure, sits down with Lauren and David to speak about what put them on their path to become a opera …

Music

Der Zwerg, by Franz Schubert
David Weigel, bass‐baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Rückert‐Lieder, by Gustav Mahler

1) Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
2) Liebst du um Schönheit
3) Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!
4) Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
5) Um Mitternacht
Lauren Decker, contralto; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Chansons de Don Quichotte, by Jacques Ibert

1) Chanson du depart
2) Chanson a Dulcinée
3) Chanson du Duc
4) Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte
David Weigel, bass‐baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Epiphany” from Sweeney Todd, by Stephen Sondheim
David Weigel, bass‐baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“A Little Priest” from Sweeney Todd, by Stephen Sondheim
Lauren Decker, contralto; David Weigel, bass‐baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

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Duo Recital: Emily Pogorelc and Eric Ferring

October 7, 2018, 7:00 pm

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First year members soprano, Emily Pogorelc and tenor Eric Ferring are featured in this recital with music by Schumann, Strauss, Ben Moore and Lee Hoiby.

Music

From Liederkreis, by Robert Schumann
1) In der Fremde

3) Waldesgespräch
5) Mondnacht
8) In der Fremde
9) Wehmut
Eric Ferring, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

From Brentano Lieder, by Richard Strauss
1) An die Nacht
2) Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden
4) Als mir dein Lied erklang
Emily Pogorelc, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

From Dear Theo, by Ben Moore
1) The Red Vineyard
4) The Man I Have to Paint
6) Already Broken
7) Souvenir
Eric Ferring, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Serpent” and “Goodby, Goodby, World” from Our Town, by Lee Hoiby
Emily Pogorelc, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Stranger in Paradise” from Kismet, by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Emily Pogorelc, soprano; Eric Ferring, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

 

 

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Ensemble Recital (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 2018, 7:00 pm

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The entire Ryan Opera Center ensemble is featured in a program pairing beautiful contemporary opera arias with beloved classics.  From Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” to Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love” and Ricky Ian Gordon’s “The Grapes of Wrath” to Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” this program will showcase the talents of these young artists.

Music

Ardir! Ha forse il cielo…Ecco il magico liquore, from “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti
Mario Rojas, tenor; Alan Higgs, bass-baritone; Laurann Gilley, piano

Tower Scene, from “Pelléas et Mélisan” by Claude Debussy
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Craig Terry, piano

Wie Du warst, from “Der Rosenkavaliler” by Richard Strauss
Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano; Craig Terry, piano

¿Arcadio? ¿Rosalba?, from “Florencia en el Amazonas” by Daniel Catán
Ann Toomey, soprano; Mario Rojas, tenor;  Craig Terry, piano

O! che muso, che figura!, from “L’italiana in Algeri” by Gioachino Rossini
Lauren Decker, contralto; Patrick Guetti, bass;  Takaoki Onishi, baritone; Alan Higgs, bass-baritone; Craig
Terry, piano

The Zephyr and One Star, from “Grapes of Wrath” by Ricky Ian Gordon
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Diana Newman, soprano; Craig Terry and Laurann Gilley, piano

Alfine eccoci qua…Ah! qual colpo…Zitti, zitti, from “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Josh Lovell, tenor; Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano; Laurann Gilley, piano

 

 

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Duo Recital: Ann Toomey and Mario Rojas (Rebroadcast)

August 5, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Soprano, Ann Toomey and tenor, Mario Rojas are the featured singers in a program featuring music from Mexico, Germany, and America. 

Music

“Hills”, by Frank La Forge
Ann Toomey, soprano; Craig Terry, piano

“Meine Libe ist grun”, by Johannes Brahms

“Botschaft”

“Ach, wende diesen Blick”

“Wie bist, du meine Konigin”
Mario Rojas, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Three Poems of Fiona Macleod, by Charles Tomlinson Griffes

“Stornellatrice”, by Ottorino Respighi
Ann Toomey, soprano; Madeeline Slettedahl, piano

“Comprendo”, from Il Postino, by Daniel Catán
Mario Rojas, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Ebben? Ne andro lontana”, from La Wally, by Alfredo Catalani
Ann Toomey, soprano; Madeeline Slettedahl, piano

“Intima”, by Tata Nacho
Mario Rojas, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Goodbye, Goodbye World”, by Lee Hoiby
Ann Toomey, soprano; Madeeline Slettedahl, piano

“Because You’re Mine”, from Because You’re Mine, by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn
Mario Rojas, tenor; Craig Terry, piano

 

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Duo Recital: Whitney Morrison and Takaoki Onishi (Rebroadcast)

July 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Soprano, Whitney Morrison and baritone, Takaoki Onishi are the featured singers in a program featuring beautiful songs from the 20th century. 

Music

Chère nuit, by Alfred Bachelet

Singing Earth, by Elinor Remick Warren
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Une barque sur l’océan”, from Miroirs, by Maurice Ravel
Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Banalités, by Francis Poulenc
Takaoki Onishi, baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Skylark, by Hoagy Carmichael
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, by Mitch Leigh
Takaoki Onishi, baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

 

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Operatic Scenes

June 3, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Featured on this Ryan Opera Center Recital are scenes from some of the most famous operas.  Included are works by Verdi, Mozart, Poulenc, and Puccini.

Music

Act Two, Scene One, from Falstaff, by Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff — David Weigel; Mistress Quickly — Lauren Decker; Bardolfo — Josh Lovell; Pistola — Alan Higgs; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Act Three, No. 29, from Idomeneo, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Elettra — Ann Toomey; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Act One, Scene Four, from Dialogues of the Carmelites, by Francis Poulenc
Madame de Croissy — Lauren Decker; Mother Marie of the Incarnation — Kayleigh Decker; Blanche de la Force — Ann Toomey; M. Javinelot — Alan Higgs; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

End of Act One, from La bohème, by Giacomo Puccini
Rodolfo — Mario Rojas; Mimì — Whitney Morrison; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

 

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Ensemble Recital

May 6, 2018, 7:00 pm

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The entire Ryan Opera Center ensemble is featured in a program pairing beautiful contemporary opera arias with beloved classics. 

Music

Ardir! Ha forse il cielo…Ecco il magico liquore, from “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti
Mario Rojas, tenor; Alan Higgs, bass-baritone; Laurann Gilley, piano

Tower Scene, from “Pelléas et Mélisan” by Claude Debussy
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Craig Terry, piano

Wie Du warst, from “Der Rosenkavaliler” by Richard Strauss
Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano; Craig Terry, piano

¿Arcadio? ¿Rosalba?, from “Florencia en el Amazonas” by Daniel Catán
Ann Toomey, soprano; Mario Rojas, tenor;  Craig Terry, piano

O! che muso, che figura!, from “L’italiana in Algeri” by Gioachino Rossini
Lauren Decker, contralto; Patrick Guetti, bass;  Takaoki Onishi, baritone; Alan Higgs, bass-baritone; Craig
Terry, piano

The Zephyr and One Star, from “Grapes of Wrath” by Ricky Ian Gordon
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Diana Newman, soprano; Craig Terry and Laurann Gilley, piano

Alfine eccoci qua…Ah! qual colpo…Zitti, zitti, from “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Josh Lovell, tenor; Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano; Laurann Gilley, piano

 

 

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Duo Recital: Ann Toomey and Mario Rojas

April 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Soprano, Ann Toomey and tenor, Mario Rojas are the featured singers in a program featuring music from Mexico, Germany, and America. 

Music

“Hills”, by Frank La Forge
Ann Toomey, soprano; Craig Terry, piano

“Meine Libe ist grun”, by Johannes Brahms

“Botschaft”

“Ach, wende diesen Blick”

“Wie bist, du meine Konigin”
Mario Rojas, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Three Poems of Fiona Macleod, by Charles Tomlinson Griffes

“Stornellatrice”, by Ottorino Respighi
Ann Toomey, soprano; Madeeline Slettedahl, piano

“Comprendo”, from Il Postino, by Daniel Catán
Mario Rojas, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Ebben? Ne andro lontana”, from La Wally, by Alfredo Catalani
Ann Toomey, soprano; Madeeline Slettedahl, piano

“Intima”, by Tata Nacho
Mario Rojas, tenor; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Goodbye, Goodbye World”, by Lee Hoiby
Ann Toomey, soprano; Madeeline Slettedahl, piano

“Because You’re Mine”, from Because You’re Mine, by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn
Mario Rojas, tenor; Craig Terry, piano

 

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Duo Recital: Whitney Morrison and Takaoki Onishi

March 4, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Soprano, Whitney Morrison and baritone, Takaoki Onishi are the featured singers in a program featuring beautiful songs from the 20th century. 

Music

Chère nuit, by Alfred Bachelet

Singing Earth, by Elinor Remick Warren
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Une barque sur l’océan”, from Miroirs, by Maurice Ravel
Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Banalités, by Francis Poulenc
Takaoki Onishi, baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Skylark, by Hoagy Carmichael
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, by Mitch Leigh
Takaoki Onishi, baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano