Rising stars of Yale Opera present an evening of Russian song

December 13 concert at Sprague Hall features an all-Tchaikovsky first half

Yale Opera and the Yale School of Music present Liederabend, the German word for “evening of song,” on Monday, December 13 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). The concert will focus on the art song of Russia, beginning with Tchaikovsky and then moving into the twentieth century.

The first, all-Tchaikovsky half of the concert features songs to texts by Alexei Tolstoy, Lev Mey, the composer’s younger brother Modest Tchaikovsky, and other writers. The second half of the concert will feature songs by Prokofiev and Shostakovich as well as highlighting the contributions of lesser-known composers such as Mikael Tariverdiev, Nariman Sabitov, Georgy Sviridov, and several more.

All the singers are students in the Yale Opera program at the Yale School of Music, led by artistic director Doris Yarick Cross. Pianist Emily Olin is coaching the singers in the repertoire and Russian language, and will perform with the singers on this program. MORE

Published November 17, 2010
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Yale Opera’s Liederabend offers an evening of French song

Rising opera stars perform art songs by Bizet, Poulenc, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and more

The Yale School of Music presents the rising stars of Yale Opera in an evening of French song on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. The performance continues Yale Opera’s tradition of Liederabend, evenings of art songs focusing on a single country or language. This France-inspired concert will include music by Bizet, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Duparc, and Debussy. Pianists Timothy Shaindlin and Kyle Swann will provide musical direction and accompaniment. Doris Yarick-Cross is the artistic director of Yale Opera.

The Liederabend (German for “evening of song”) will take place in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Admission is free. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music’s website or call 203 432-4158. MORE

Published April 21, 2010
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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. MORE

Published November 30, 2009
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