“Beautiful Child of Song” – Semper Soiree at Semperoper Dresden
Congratulations to all of the spectacular performers who made the Semper Soireeconcert a tremendous success. Thank you so much to Ellen Rissinger, Julia Mintzer, Janosch Armer and Haedun Lee for their wonderful performance of Recuerdo. And big thank you to Semperoper Dramaturgin Anne Gerber and the audience for such a warm welcome.
Read more about the performance in aninterview with Ellen Rissinger, Vocal Coach at the Semperoper Dresden, by Nicole Czerwinka, posted on Elbmargarita. In the interview, Ellen discusses what is unique about American art song, and what the audience can expect to hear on the Semper Soiree concert.
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POTA was originally commissioned by Washington National Opera as a part of the inaugural American Opera Initiative produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2012-2013 season. The premiere performance was a tremendous success. However, it was not possible to make a recording at that time.
We have assembled a fantastic group of musicians for this recording project including two original WNO cast members, Julia Mintzer and Shantelle Przybylo, who were joined by two celebrated Philadelphia area musicians, pianist Louis Menendez, and John Packard singing the role of Seamus McGinley. The recording project took place March 23-25, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.
Endless thanks to librettist John Grimmett; our amazing cast, John Packard, Julia Mintzer, Shantelle Przybylo and Louis Menendez; and Ian DeNolfo, Lisa Willson DeNolfo and Lloyd Joseph Frank at Lion Media Creations; and the amazing donors and supporters who making this recording possible!
We are getting closer and closer, only about $400 away from reaching our fundraising goal of $3,586 to pay for this wonderful recording! Any donation, small or large that you could share with us would be a big help!
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