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Yale Opera’s Liederabend offers evening of German song

Rising opera stars turn to art songs by Brahms, Mahler, Mendelssohn, J. Marx, Schubert, Schumann, R. Strauss, and Wolff

Sprague_interiorThis December, Yale Opera will continue its tradition of Liederabend, evenings of art songs focusing on a single country or language. The rising stars of Yale Opera, along with pianist Kyle Swann, will take the audience on a tour of German-language song. The program will feature music by several Romantic composers: Brahms, Mahler, Mendelssohn, J. Marx, Schubert, Schumann, R. Strauss, and Wolff. The Liederabend (German for “evening of song”) will take place on Monday, December 14 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall. Admission is free. Doris Yarick-Cross is the artistic director of Yale Opera. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music’s website or call 203 432-4158.

About the artistic director

Doris Yarick-Cross has appeared with most of the major opera companies in the United States, including San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and New York City Opera, as well as companies in Europe, Australia, and Canada. She spent sixteen years in Germany where she sang leading roles in major opera houses. She has sung with the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Quebec, Toronto, San Francisco, and the New York Philharmonic. She is well-known as a recitalist and has appeared in hundreds of concerts across the country. She has served on the faculty of the University of Texas and was head of the voice department at University of Connecticut before coming to Yale.