Category: 2011-12

To Kiss The Earth

Three world premieres celebrate the creative artist and the flow of inspiration from one generation to the next: Maurice Wright’s To Kiss the Earth, settings of the diaries of Bauhaus potter Marguerite Wildenhain, Allen Krantz’s Little Elegy with Books and Beasts and Curt Cacioppo’s Volgi, Beatrice. With commentary by the composers. Artists: William Stone, Elizabeth Weigle, […]

Once Upon A Time…

In this lively introduction to opera for young audiences, Lyric Fest presents three semi-staged mini-versions of The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville and Hansel and Gretel. Narrated by a puckish Imp and a lovable Fairy-God Mother. Q-and-A session followed the program, 1 hour 30 minutes. Artists: actor Jake Miller, singers Markus Beam, Jeffrey Halili, Abla […]

A Very Good Year – Happy Birthday to 1912

A historical and musical snapshot of the world of 1912, the year “Happy Birthday” first appeared in print. The centennial program features songs and opera composed in that year in the Americas, Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Ukraine and more. Artists: Meagan Miller, Randall Scarlata, Zach Borichevsky, Suzanne DuPlantis, Randi Marrazzo and The Chamber Singers of Bryn […]

The Bawdy Bard

Lyric Fest’s first ever plunge back to the early years of Song, with rousing refrains and medieval verse. Songs and ballads by Janequin, Senfl, Bernard de Venterdorn, Josquin, Purcell and Gastoldi, performed with period instruments. Verse of the early bards intersperced. Artists: Leslie Johnson, Maren Montalbano, Steven Bradshaw, Colin Dill conducted by Music Director Matthew […]