Michelle Murray Fiertek’s new Album “Every Little Thing”

A diverse selection of American art song, beautifully performed by Michelle Murray Fiertek and Michael Korman

With this recording, soprano Michelle Murray Fiertek presents a collection of songs lovingly grown in the American tradition, which audibly draw influence from domestic genres like folk and musical theatre.

The last track on the album features the Joni Mitchell song “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio”, arranged by Liam Wade performed by Michelle Murray Fiertek (soprano) and Pablo Issa (cello).

It is available on iTunes here:

Wade/ Meli’s “Boy Loses Girl” returns to Semper Zwei in 2019


“Can one find true love at Octoberfest?… Liam Wade’s opera makes it possible!”

Party on with us at Oktoberfest at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden. Liam Wade’s and Vynnie Meli’s one act opera “Boy loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” is an opera about love, and beer, and the love of beer. This piece will open the Semper Bar series 2019/20 on September 20th, 2019.

Buy your tickets for the September 20th show at: https://www.semperoper.de/…/stu…/stid/Semper-Bar/60827.html…

Music Director and Piano: Sebastian Ludwig
Cast: Menna Cazel, Stacey Trenteseaux, Mariya Taniguchi, Michal Doron, Beomjin Kim, Doğukan Kuran

Read more about the show (in german) in the new edition of Semper Magazine!

https://issuu.com/…/semper_no1_19_20_ansicht_einzelseiten/48

Snapshots from “Part of the Act” at Opera in the Rock 2018

Thank you Opera in the Rock for the wonderful performance of “Part of the Act” – libretto by John Grimmett.

Joni Mitchell’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert in Berkeley, CA

Soprano Ann Moss will be singing a several of my Joni Mitchell arrangements as part of the musical tribute to poet-composer Joni Mitchell on the occasion of her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018!

The tribute concert will be hosted in the intimate ambiance and sublime acoustic of Berkeley’s Back Room. Featuring vocalist Ann Moss with pianist Matt Berkeley, cellist Emil Miland, harpist Meredith Clark, guitarist Carrie Smith, violinist Justin Ouellet, guitarist Patrick Anseth, and a host of special guests.

Fall Events 2018

Lots to celebrate this fall: An Oktoberfest performance of my newest opera in Dresden, and the return to the stage of my oldest opera in Little Rock. Plus, a new recording and a birthday bash for Joni Mitchell.

 

 

September 21st, 2018
“Bua verliert’s Madl (im Bierzelt)”
at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden
Tickets available here!

Party on with us at Oktoberfest at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden. Liam Wade’s and Vynnie Meli’s one act opera “Boy loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” is an opera about love, and beer, and the love of beer. This piece will open the Semper Bar series 2018/19 on September 21st, 2018.
Feiern Sie mit uns das Oktoberfest in Semper Zwei: Liam Wades Kurzoper “Bua …
Read more.

 

November 9th and 11th, 2018
“Part of the Act” in November
at Opera in the Rock, Arkansas

My comic opera “Part of the Act” with libretto by John Grimmett will be performed on November 9th and 11th, 2018 at Opera in the Rock in Little Rock, AR.

 

You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio – Arrangement and Recording

Michelle Murray Fiertek (soprano) has just finished recording my cello and voice arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” for her upcoming album! 

 

November 7th, 2018
Joni Mitchell’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert
in Berkeley, CA

Ann Moss (soprano) will be singing several of my Joni Mitchell arrangements as part of the musical tribute to poet-composer Joni Mitchell on the occasion of her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018!

 

“Part of the Act” in November at Opera in the Rock, Arkansas

My comic opera “Part of the Act” with libretto by John Grimmett will be performed on November 9th and 11th, 2018 at Opera in the Rock in Little Rock, AR.

Artistic Director Louis Menendez will conduct the show with this wonderful cast:

 

You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio – Arrangement and Recording

Michelle Murray Fiertek (soprano) has just finished recording my cello and voice arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” for her upcoming album!

About Michelle Murray Fiertek

Connecticut lyric soprano Michelle Murray Fiertek possesses a wide ranging repertoire for the concert stage. Equally at home with the intimacy of art song and the grandeur of opera, her dramatically powerful approach to the performance of vocal music has earned her both critical and popular acclaim. Her singing has been described as “Exemplary” (BBC Music Magazine), “First-rate. Engaging and authentic” (New York Concert Review), and “Alive and full-blooded” (Arizona Republic).

“Bua verliert’s Madl (im Bierzelt)”, September 21st at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden

Party on with us at Oktoberfest at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden. Liam Wade’s and Vynnie Meli’s one act opera “Boy loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” is an opera about love, and beer, and the love of beer. This piece will open the Semper Bar series 2018/19 on September 21st, 2018.

Feiern Sie mit uns das Oktoberfest in Semper Zwei: Liam Wades Kurzoper “Bua verliert’s Madl (im Bierzelt)” (Libretto von Vynnie Meli) beschäftigt sich mit der Liebe und dem Bier und der Liebe zum Bier. Zu sehen und hören am 21. September in Semper Zwei als Eröffnung in der Semper Bar-Reihe 2018/19.

Get your ticket here! Hier gibt’s Tickets!

New Jazz Arrangements live in Philadelphia, April 22, 2018

This new set of songs compiled and arranged for Julia Mintzer will premiere in April in Philadelphia:

  • “Hyacinth” (2007)
  • “Only until this cigarette is ended” (2013);
  • “If I Were a Bell” – Frank Loesser (1950) (arr. Wade)
  • “Whisper Not” – Benny Golson (1956) (arr. Wade)

Find out more about the event here!
Date: April 22, 2018 at 3 pm
Location: Eastern University,
1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087.

Fall Concerts 2017

With recitals and opera performances in Germany and throughout the United States, there are many chances to hear my music in October. You’ll find several shows listed below.

October 8th, 2017
Opera on Tap “Oktoberfest” in Minneapolis, MN
Get ready for the annual German-themed Oktoberfest Extravaganza…OOToberfest! Come raise your stein for a night of German operatic fun and listen to excerpts of my new short comic opera, “Boy Loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” ! …Read more.

 

October 10th, 2017
Song cycle, CHAMBER MUSIC, at the University of Incarnate Word,
San Antonio, TX

Chamber Music, with text by James Joyce, will be performed by Eric Schmidt (tenor) and Cheryl Cellon Lindquist (piano). Read more.

 

 

October 14th, 2017
Opera on Tap “Oktoberfest” in Atlanta, GA
Get ready for the annual German-themed Oktoberfest Extravaganza…OOToberfest! Bring out your Dirndl and Lederhosen and listen to excerpts of my new short comic opera, “Boy Loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)”!…
Read more.

 

October 17th, 2017
Song cycle, CHAMBER MUSIC, at Watson Fine Arts Theater, San Antonio, TX
Chamber Music, with text by James Joyce, will be performed by Eric Schmidt (tenor) and Cheryl Cellon Lindquist (piano). Read more.

 

 

October 19th, 2017
Excerpts from ROSIES at Semperoper Dresden, Germany
Hear excerpts from ROSIES – my new opera with libretto by Caitlin Vincent on Semper Soiree at the Semperoper Dresden, Germany.

Tickets available here!

 

 

October 26, 2017
Opera on Tap “Oktoberfest” in Hamburg, Germany
Bring out your Dirndl and Lederhosen and join us for the European premiere of my new short comic opera, “Boy Loses Girl (in the Beer Tent).” Let the group of international opera singers declare, “O’ zapft is!”…Read more.

 

 

October 29th, 2017
Opera on Tap NYC Fundraiser in New York, NY
Opera on Tap NYC Fundraiser in Brooklyn, NY. Read more.