Yale Opera will present Liederabend: An Evening of Russian Song on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm. Singers in the School of Music's opera program will perform with pianist Emily Olin, who also prepared the students in Russian language and repertoire. Richard Cross will be the narrator of the evening.
The first half of the concert consists of Russian art songs, including selections by Rachmaninoff, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky, among others.
The second half is comprised of arias and duets from well-known Russian operas, such as excerpts from Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko, and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Doris Yarick Cross is the artistic director of Yale Opera.
The concert is free and open to the public. It takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street at the corner of Wall Street, New Haven). MORE INFO