Posts Tagged: recital

Day 77: Richard, Mary & Adam

The American song-writing tour de force that is Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers and Adam Guettel was brought to life at The Barns yesterday and today. As always happens when Steve Blier works with our singers, the house overflowed with lyricism, wit, energy, storytelling and the occasional tear. Song lyrics may be found here!  

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Day 74: Music and Art

Tonight, another inspiring evening of song and visual art at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the second of this summer’s Vocal Colors concerts. Soprano Amy Owens, baritone Morgan Pearse, and pianist Emily Senturia offered up 11 songs chosen to pair with artwork in the museum’s collection: “Let Beauty Awake” (Vaughan Williams/Stevenson) Red Sun (Miró) “Les filles

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Day 64: Blier in the House

There’s Rodgers & Hammerstein (and Rodgers & Hart… and more) coming from down the hall, and that can only mean one thing. Steve is here. 6 of our singers get to make music with him for the next 2 weeks, and on August 1 & 2 a few hundred lucky audience members will be the happy

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Day 39: “People will never forget how you made them feel”

Tonight, the season’s first Vocal Colors concert comes to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this guest post by soprano Alexandra Loutsion, one of the three artists featured in tonight’s performance! As excited as I am to bring Cio-Cio San to Wolf Trap Opera audiences this summer, there has been a little gem

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Liszt & Gormley, Gershwin & Degas, Rachmaninoff & Chagall

This summer’s Vocal Colors performance at The Phillips Collection (1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC, near 21st and Q Streets) will take place tomorrow night, June 28. Today, Wolf Trap employees were treated to our dress rehearsal held here at the Center for Education. Vocal Colors concerts are artist-driven, artist-programmed evenings, during which the performers

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It’s the Day of the Show, Y’all!

There’s a good number of show folk in my life who greet a performance day with the phrase above. Many days, I call up my Facebook feed and find someone with this wonderfully exuberant phrase as their status update. Yes, there are show days that are tough – fatigue, illness, nerves, other distractions. But much

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Move On

Tonight’s Vocal Colors concert at Wolf Trap (to be reprised Thursday evening at the Phillips Collection) felt like the soundtrack to this whole crazy, hectic and beautiful summer. Heartfelt Vaughan Williams, luscious Poulenc, cringeworthy Tom Lehrer, raw Mahler, and the perfect inspiration from – no surprise – Sondheim. Stop worrying where you’re going – Move

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Sing Me a Rainbow, Paint Me a Dream

Yesterday morning, five of our Studio Artists and one of our coaching fellows took their latest project to Children’s National Medical Center’s New Horizons Cultural Arts Program. They paired songs by Rossini, Copland, Wildhorn, Bareilles and others with original artwork by Children’s National patients. Sincere thanks to Claudia Rosenthal, Aleks Romano, Jason Lee, Stephen Pace,

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Aria Jukebox!

An audience of Wolf Trap donors, housing hosts, and frequent ticket-buyers made their own one-of-a-kind concert on Sunday. 52 songs were offered, 13 were chosen. (I was simultaneously stoked and terrified of playing Rachmaninoff’s “Spring Waters” in 5 flats, but I didn’t have to.) Curious about the playlist? Scroll down (past the picture of tenor

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Cezanne & Matisse, Meet Schubert & Sondheim

This afternoon’s Vocal Colors concert was a real treat. Beautiful modern art from The Phillips Collection paired with a most excellent range of songs. Jamie-Rose sang Wolf, Barber, Gordon and Strauss; Catherine gave us DuParc, Heggie, Sondheim and Williams (DAR:)); and Ed offered Finzi, Schubert and Faure. Oh, and Jeremy tore up the piano in

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