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Yale Opera performs German art song Dec. 12

Liederabend features music of Schubert, Mahler, and more

The Yale School of Music will present Liederabend: An Evening of German Art Song on Monday, December 12, 2011.

The concert will feature the singers of Yale Opera in a selection of German Romantic lieder. The event takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College St., New Haven).

On the program are German art songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms, as well as Hugo Wolf, Carl Loewe, and Richard Strauss. The concert will also include music of Gustav Mahler, who is best known for his symphonies but also wrote numerous songs, and by his wife Alma Mahler.

Pianists Timothy Shaindlin and Kyle Swann will accompany the singers. Doris Yarick Cross is the artistic director of Yale Opera. The next Liederabend performance will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2012.

The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit

About Yale Opera

The Yale Opera program at the Yale School of Music, led by artistic director Doris Yarick Cross, has been extraordinarily successful in preparing singers for active professional careers. Graduates of the program appear on the rosters of all of the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, and the Vienna Staatsoper, among many others. This success is a result of the extraordinary depth and breadth of the Yale Opera program. Yale Opera not only features a fine studio voice faculty, but provides expert instruction in diction, languages, style, acting, and body movement. All students have the opportunity to perform major roles in productions ranging from opera excerpts with piano to full productions of major works in New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater. Yale Opera singers have worked with such distinguished artists as stage directors Colin Graham, Marc Verzatt, Francesca Zambello, Christopher Alden, Sam Helfrich, Thor Steingraber, and Vera Calabria; and conductors Giuseppe Grazioli, Federico Cortese, Dominique Trottein, and Jeremy Silver. Guest master class clinicians have included Alan Held, Ann Murray, Renata Scotto, Elly Ameling, Regine Crespin, Sherrill Milnes, and Marilyn Horne.