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Elena Gragera is one of Spain's foremost interpreters of traditional songs.
To Mahler's song cycle, sung by mezzo-soprano
Yvi Janicke and baritone Dietrich Henschel, emotion is translated into bracing leaps, pirouettes with spiraling torsos, and fancy foot patterns that allude to combat, camaraderie, nostalgia, and trauma.
As always, the choral society has attracted a group of internationallyknown, experienced and respected soloists - soprano Rachel Nicholls, widely recognised as one of the most exciting dramatic sopranos of her generation; mezzo-soprano
Alexandra Gibson, who is particularly feted for her interpretation of Baroque music; baritone David Wilson-Johnson, whose 40-year career has spanned major opera houses, orchestras and festivals world-wide; and tenor John Mark Ainsley, a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and past winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award.
Lauren Phillips (Ottawa); tenors Robert Clark (Edmonton) and Christopher David Mayell (Kingston, Ont.
, currently on stage with Darcey Bussell in the sell-out Viva La Diva, will play Cardiff International Arena on Monday, December 22, as part of her winter UK tour and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.
Two of the Christmas records, from Franco-Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna and Swedish mezzo-soprano
Anne Sofie von Otter, couldn't be less alike.
When soprano opera star Patricia Racette and her partner of eight years, mezzo-soprano
Beth Clayton, take Lincoln Center's Rose Hall stage on June 23 to perform a duet for the Charles Busch-hosted gay pride event True Colors, they'll be singing the most lesbian-identified piece of opera ever: the "Flower Duet" from Delibes's Lakme.
Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano
, presented a recital of musical theater selections following the Opening Session.
The 90-minute long programme, Gala Operatig Gaeyl y Faenol, which also stars Swedish mezzo-soprano
Malena Ernman, Italian soprano Desiree Rancatore, English baritone Simon Keenlyside, tenor Joseph Calleja and young violinst Chloe Hanslip, will be repeated this Saturday on S4C and S4C dig idol at 8.
She is followed by pianist Mariko Terashi on Septem-ber 9, organist Paul Leddington Wright on September 16 and soprano Sylvia Mitton and mezzo-soprano
Jane Lambert on September 23.
The Crab," adapted from a Japanese Kyogen play, featured a crustacean composed of three dancers and a mezzo-soprano
, but Klein's unimaginative choreography had no stylistic affinity with the rest of the piece.