Ready to go out with a bang, the Chautauqua Opera Company’s Young Artists have gathered their favorite repertoire from American and French composers for the final “Artsongs in the Afternoon” recital of the season at 4:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ.
At Chautauqua Opera Company’s third showing last month of its family-friendly “Alice and Alex in Operaland” at Smith Wilkes Hall, there was barely an empty seat in the audience.
On July 12, tenor Andrew Lunsford sang Puccini’s “Nessun dorma” to help close the annual Opera Highlights concert. With the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra behind him, Lunsford vibrantly sustained the final high A, while the audience wildly applauded the Apprentice Artist’s talent.
Last Thursday, the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists began to sit down one-by-one in Carol Rausch’s office for their end-of-the-season exit interviews.
At 4 p.m. today in Norton Hall, the 18 singers will be performing a part of an opera Scenes Program. Similar to the Highlights Concert their fellow Apprentice Artists performed during Week Four, the Studio Artists will be taking center stage with their own biggest highlight of the season.
At 4:15 p.m. today at the Hall of Christ, three Young Artists will be performing at the last Artsong recital of the season.
This year, Jay Lesenger celebrates 20 years as artistic/general director of the Chautauqua Opera Company.
Last Sunday, the Chautauqua Opera Guild held a soireè for the purpose of thanking their members and supporters, along with celebrating a very special set of anniversaries.
At 4:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, three Young Artists will be singing songs surrounding the theme of water. Other than creating a wide-open sea of metaphor, water holds a lesson for the singers: Like the substance itself, it helps to go with the flow and be malleable.
At 1:15 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall, Marlena Malas, chair of the School of Music’s Voice Program, will be conducting her annual master class.