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.
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.
Soprano Ann Mosswill 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.
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).
With recitals and opera performances in Germany and throughout the United States, there are many chances to hear my music over the next couple of months. You’ll find several shows listed below, with more dates in California, Texas and Chicago to be added.
Anton’s Well is proud to present RIPE FIGS: A SHOWCASE OF ORIGINAL SONGS One night only! Come hear art songs and new muical theater premieres from “The Best Bad Things,” “The 7 Deadly Pleasures, “Viva Concha”, and my new song-cycle “Chamber Music”.
My new Sci-fi Cabaret Opera, Susannah 2000 Songbook with Libretto by Dara Weinberg, will be premiering in May 2016 on North American New Opera Workshop’s Sci-Fi Nite at McMicken Free Space, Cincinnati, Ohio. Date and performers to be announced soon.
The program will feature the music of Richard Wagner and local composer Liam Wade, including the world premiere of Wade’s The Eve of Waterloowritten for heldentenor John Packard and Wade’s Full Fathom Five on poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay performed by soprano Ann Moss, cellist Emil Miland and pianist Markus Pawlik.
Savor fine wine and delights as you enjoy an exhilarating concert program featuring From ‘The Book of Nightmares’ by Jake Heggie,Full Fathom Five by Liam Wade, Great American Songbook arrangements by John Grimmett featuring violist Justin Ouellet, plus one or two special surprise guests! A light supper will follow the performance.
“The highlight of the evening was the premiere of composer Liam Wade’s song cycle Full Fathom Five, performed by soprano Ann Moss, pianist Steven Bailey, and Miland.” ~ Mark Rudio, San Francisco Classical Voice, 02/02/15