FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: Recital Nicole Cabell & Christopher Magiera – Christopher Magiera was a National Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, a finalist in Placido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition, and a Grand Prize winner of the Sullivan Foundation.
CARMEN, GEORGES BIZET – Carmen is a beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who makes men melt. When the naive Don Jose falls for her, he falls hard into a dangerous obsession.
CHANSON D’AVRIL: NICOLE CABELL WITH CRAIG TERRY
“At once womanly and ingenuous, Nicole Cabell’s luminescent lyric soprano finds its ideal channel in this exploration of French chansons. In the lush gem “Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe,” she caresses the phrase “Hélas! Adieu!” like a seductive dare. She maintains a darker color for “Ouvre ton coeur” and “Pastorale,” while the ardent outpouring of “Chanson d’avril” reveals a sunnier glow. The restrained romanticism of “L’invitation au voyage” offers Cabell the opportunity to saturate her phrases with a voluptuous, luxuriant calm. In “Enfant, si j’étais roi,” she radiates grandiosity and lends “Oh! quand je dors” a liquid, faraway quality.”
— Opera News