LA TRAVIATA – Violetta Valéry may be the most heart-wrenching character in all of opera: a high-spirited but deceptively delicate woman who unexpectedly finds, and then selflessly gives up, the love of her all-too-short life.
Welcome to “Si parla, si canta” 2014 in Urbania, Italy – “Si parla, si canta” is a sensational Italian language program for young singers and pianist/coach-accompanists, which includes intensive study of the Italian language and culture, musical and dramatic coaching in Italian operatic and song repertoire.
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM – BEETHOVEN – Choral Fantasy, BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 9
NICOLE CABELL AND RICKY IAN GORDON: “SILVER RAIN”
“Silver Rain, a collection of twenty-one songs by Ricky Ian Gordon with texts by African–American poet Langston Hughes, is Nicole Cabell’s second solo album, following her 2007 recital of opera arias on Decca. This new release on the Blue Griffin label shows Cabell in a different light from that first outing, with the soprano’s tone intrinsically exquisite and possessing depth, shimmer and a rich-hued dusky quality that thrills the ear and stirs the heart.”
— Opera News