Classics 10: The Power of the Human Voice

DATE

May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017

LOCATION:

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

TICKET PRICES:

Classics 10: The Power of the Human Voice

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, May 6 — 8 pm
Sunday, May 7 — 3 pm

ECKART PREU, CONDUCTOR
ELIZABETH CABALLERO, SOPRANO
TERESA BUCHHOLZ, MEZZO
ADAM DIEGEL, TENOR
MARK WALTERS, BARITONE

SPOKANE SYMPHONY CHORALE 
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHORUS
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC CHOIR

The human voice is perhaps the most powerful of all instruments, expressing the deepest passions, joys and sorrows of our souls. Rachmaninoff wept at the sheer beauty of Vaughn-Williams’ transcendent music set to Shakespeare’s sublime Serenade to Music. Verdi applied operatic techniques to the sacred Requiem text, filling it with soaring melodies and lush orchestration to perfectly convey the text’s dramatic intensity. The result is his greatest “opera” and an icon of Western music. Be inspired by these monumental works and the power of voice.

The Music

Ralph Vaughn-Williams — Serenade to Music
Giuseppe Verdi — Requiem

Program Notes

About tHE soloISTS:

Elizabeth Caballero, SPORANO

"Ms. Caballero is a find: Her opulent soprano rings freely and lyrically..." — The Wall Street Journal 

“Elizabeth Caballero was at times stunning, singing with beautiful passion...” New York Classical Review

"The cast was excellent, starting with the plush-toned, expressive soprano Elizabeth Caballero..." — The New York Times

In a recent interview with SCHMOPERA, Caballero talked about her debut performance of Verdi's Requiem, often nicknamed "Verdi's greatest opera." Caballero asserts that it's easy to move from Violetta and Alice Ford to singing Verdi oratorio. "With Verdi it's very easy, because it is like singing an opera.... I'm going to sing Mozart the same way that I'm going to sing Puccini, just the style will be different. I'll sing Puccini the same way that I'll sing Verdi, or Monteverdi. I'm still using the same voice. There's no 'Mozart voice,' there's no 'Verdi voice'". Continue reading...  Read More about Elizabeth Caballero.

TERESA BUCHHOLZ, MEZZO

An accomplished artist, known for her colorful, clear voice and thoughtful interpretation in both oratorio and opera, Teresa Buchholz is emerging as a promising mezzo-soprano in the world of singing. Read More

ADAM DIEGEL, TENOR

Adam Diegel has established international notoriety for an impassioned dramatic sense, powerful voice, and for his classic leading looks in the lyric tenor repertoire. Read More

MARK WALTERS, BARITONE

touted as one of the next great American Verdi baritones, Opera News describes Mark Walters as “a force to be reckoned with.” Read More

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets. 

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