Peninsula Symphony's Great Moments in OperaSan Mateo Performing Arts Center (600 North Delaware St San Mateo, CA 94401)
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The last date listed for Peninsula Symphony: Great Moments in Opera was Friday May 13, 2011 / 8:00pm (Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00pm).
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Deemed a "once-in-a-generation singer" by The New York Times, acclaimed soprano Jessye Norman brings her show Jessye Norman's American Songbook to Davies Symphony Hall. This eclectic program will find Norman bringing her richly beautiful voice to performances of tunes by Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill, Duke Ellington and more 20th-century masters. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Norman recieved the National Medal of the Arts in 2009. She'll be accompanied by pianist Mark Markham. Learn More
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This event was pleasant. The orchestra was amazing. The choir O.K. The highlight was really the Barritone. His voice was lovely with rich tones and a beautiful tenor quality and if he lacked anything in voice, he made up for it in personatlity that resonated out to the audience in a playful way. The Soprano, on the other hand, was just plain boring. Her voice was o.k. although it lacked in any feeling, or variety in volume, emotion etc...and was just plain boring. She also looked like she had just walked through a wind tunnel and didn't seem to fix her hair for the occasion. I know that sounds bitchy, but we all know appearance is part of the experience and she didn't seem to care as she was sloppy. We left at intermission.
More Information About Peninsula Symphony: Great Moments in Opera
Peninsula Symphony’s 62nd Season closes in May with an exhilarating evening of vocal and orchestral showpieces featuring Bay Area Opera stars, Soprano Heidi Moss and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, and the Stanford Symphonic Chorus. The program will include gripping moments from such great operas as Carmen, I Pagliacci, Aida, The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Faust.
This concert brings the drama and majesty of grand opera to the stage, with superb vocal soloists, and the 140-voice Stanford Symphonic Chorus, plus members of the Stanford Chorale joining the Peninsula Symphony on stage. The program covers a wide range of the most beloved scenes from Romantic Italian and French operatic literature.
Soprano Heidi Moss and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu -- fresh from his triumph with the New York Philharmonic last month and whose performance of Carmina Burana with the Peninsula Symphony recently was so thrilling -- are Bay Area favorites and scintillating performers.