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 announces casting for spring operas

Yale Opera (Doris Yarick Cross, artistic director) has announced the casts for the upcoming production of Bizet’s La Tragédie de Carmen (adapted by Marius Constant, Peter Brook, and Jean-Claude Carrière) and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol.

The double bill will be presented this coming Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. Mark Streshinsky is the stage director; Timothy Shaindlin and Douglas Dickson provide musical direction and accompaniment.

Tickets are still available at music.yale.edu/concerts or 203 432-4158.

Casting for Friday, April 16 / Saturday, April 17:
(If only one name is listed, that singer will perform the role both nights.)

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Published April 12, 2010
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Yale Opera to present a double bill of Bizet’s La Tragédie de Carmen and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol on April 16 and 17

Mark Streshinsky, stage director

The Yale School of Music and Yale Opera will present two evenings of short operas on April 16 and 17. The performances, featuring the up-and-coming singers of Yale Opera who dazzled audiences in February’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, will take place in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven).

The creative team features stage director Mark Streshinsky, the new artistic director of Berkeley (California) Opera who is acclaimed for his “seamless and imaginative staging” (Cincinnati Enquirer). Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin will provide musical direction and accompaniment. Doris Yarick Cross is the artistic director of Yale Opera.

Each evening will open with La Tragédie de Carmen, an adaptation Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen by the Romanian-French composer Marius Constant. Igor Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) is based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. The short three-act opera was composed in the same period as Stravinsky’s ballets The Firebird, Petroushka, and The Rite of Spring and reflects his stylistic innovations during those heady years.

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Published March 19, 2010
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Yale Opera announces spring repertoire

Winter production of The Marriage of Figaro
to be followed in April by a double-bill of Carmen and Le Rossignol


A scene from Yale Opera's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Shubert Theatre, February, 2009. Photo by Jennifer Lester.

A scene from Yale Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Shubert Theatre, February, 2009. Photo by Jennifer Lester.

Yale Opera and artistic director Doris Yarick-Cross are pleased to announce the repertoire for its winter and spring productions. The winter production, which will take place at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater in February, will be an Mozart’s popular The Marriage of Figaro. The opera will be performed in the original Italian with projected English translations. This production by Robert Driver will feature a creative team including stage director Vera Lúcia Calábria, set designer Boyd Ostroff, and lighting designer William Warfel. Christoph Campestrini will conduct the Yale Philharmonia.

The month of April will bring a double-bill of Bizet’s La Tragédie de Carmen and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol. Both productions will be performed in their original languages – French for Carmen and Russian for Le Rossignol – with projected English translations. Mark Streshinsky will provide stage direction, Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin will provide musical direction and accompaniment, and William Warfel will design the lighting. The performances will take place April 16 and 17 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. MORE

Published October 9, 2009
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YSM students perform at the Kennedy Center

kennedy-center-lobby_webFourteen students from the Yale School of Music will perform at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Monday, May 25 at 6:00 pm. The concert is part of the the Conservatory Project, a series of events presenting the finest young artists from the country’s foremost conservatories.

The varied program includes solo and ensemble performances of music by Haydn, Verdi, Bizet, and Prokofiev, as well as less well-known composers such as Keiko Abe, Jorge Morel, and Robert Beaser. Solo piano, guitar, and marimba are featured, as well as vocal works, a string quartet, and a brass quintet. MORE

Published May 18, 2009
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