Don't miss: SongFest alumni in recital
Coming next week to the National Opera Center: alumni of SongFest present their Emerging Artist Recital, December 7, 7pm in Marc A. Scorca Hall. SongFest has an impressive roster of artists - both professional and pre-professional - who ensure the future of art song through high-quality training and unique performance opportunities. Each June is SongFest's summer institute, held at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and their annual winter intensive happens in California's Carmel Valley.
The upcoming recital features SongFest's Marc & Eva Stern Fellows, and the event will be live-streamed at operaamerica.org/Live. Onstage you'll hear sopranos Helen Zhibing Huang and Anne Wright, mezzo-sopranos Emily D'Angelo and Simone McIntosh (go Canada!), tenor Ian McEuen, baritone Josh Quinn, and pianists Dimitri Dover, Liza Stepanova, and You Zhao.
The programme is a fantastic mix of top-shelf art song by Poulenc, Schubert, Zemlinsky, Marx, Turina, and Berg, alongside works by SongFest featured composers Tom Cipullo and Jake Heggie. Plus, there are a few tastes of the artists' operatic work, including the delicious final trio from Der Rosenkavalier.
Tickets to the Emerging Artist Recital start at just $10, available for reservation with the discount code SONGFESTFRIENDS. If you're in or around New York next week, head over to the Opera Center to hear some great music. Stay in the loop with all things SongFest by following them on Twitter!