Acclaimed Soprano Deborah Voigt in Recital at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
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An all-star lineup takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. The show features David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years, Money Mark, Joshua Redman and Sinkane. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Learn More
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“A personal and artistic triumph. Ms. Voigt, who looked great, exuded confidence and won a tumultuous ovation. What matters, though, is that she sang thrillingly…I have never heard her sing with such fearless intensity.” —New York Times
“Her singing was gleaming and voluptuous, its power and warm, womanly vocal quality undiminished…Voigt poured out the grueling final scene in mad exultation of opulent, radiant tone.” —Chicago Tribune
Deborah Voigt’s concert will include rarely heard art songs of Verdi, R. Strauss, and Respighi, and also will feature Mozart’s little known “Eine kleine deutsche Kantate,” written in the final year of his life, contemporary with “The Magic Flute” and the Requiem. In addition, Ms. Voigt will sing American lieder of Amy Beach and Leonard Bernstein.
Though audiences are familiar with this great dramatic soprano’s presence in the larger-than-life world of opera, hearing her voice in the simplicity of an intimate song recital promises to be a revelation.