ECKART PREU, CONDUCTOR
ELIZABETH CABALLERO, SOPRANO SPOKANE SYMPHONY CHORALE
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHORUS
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 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.
Ralph Vaughn-Williams — Serenade to Music
Giuseppe Verdi — Requiem
About Elizabeth Caballero
"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
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