Tracy was at Wolf Trap my second summer here, and I remembered being awed by her even back then. Her name has come up a lot this summer, as we just produced The Tales of Hoffmann, and Tracy was the Olympia in the Company’s only previous Hoffmann. And she did it on roller skates (at left). People still talk about it.
Our August 24 alumni concert gets an exciting shot of bel canto with Tracy’s “Ah, non credea / Ah, non giunge” from Bellini’s La sonnambula.
Welcome back, Ms. Dahl!
Opera’s Greatest Hits
Featuring 14 Alumni of the WTOC
Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm
Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
How nice to see things come full circle with Tracy performing the “Lakme” duet with Denyce Graves. Denyce first performed that duet with orchestra as a Filene Young Artist as part of a “Showcase Concert” in the Filene Center with Heidi Grant Murphy in 1989. Based on the strength of her work that summer, including that concert, we hired her to make her professional D.C. debut, singing the full role of Mallika in “Lakme” later that year for Washington Concert Opera–opposite the Lakme of Tracy Dahl!