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June 14, 2015

HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTER

R. STRAUSS 理查 史特勞斯, PUCCINI 浦契尼, TCHAIKOVSKY 柴可夫斯基 – Don Juan, Op. 20 唐璜, Vier letzte Lieder, TrV296 最後四首歌, La Rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta 《燕子》: 關於朵蕾塔的美麗夢想, La Bohème: Donde lieta (usci) 《波希米亞人》: 當年我聽從愛情的召喚, Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro 《祖安尼.斯基基》: 我親愛的爸爸, Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 《意大利隨想曲》

July 8, 2015

RAVINIA FESTIVAL

PORGY AND BESS – Few works merit immediate “classic” status, but the folk opera Porgy and Bess is surely one. In it, Gershwin tore down the barriers between American musical theater and opera, popular and formal musical styles, social classes, and races.

July 12, 2015

OREGON BACH FESTIVAL

MALHER’S SYMPHONY No2 – Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony, also known as Resurrection, is an epic choral orchestral work that evokes both strength and contemplation.

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CHANSON D’AVRIL: NICOLE CABELL WITH CRAIG TERRY

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“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.”

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