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an evening of russian songs

yale opera Doris Yarick Cross, Artistic Director emily olin Russian language, repertoire, musical preparation, and piano december 13 2010 Richard Cross, narrator English text edited by Ani Huebner

Robert Blocker, Dean

December 13, 2010 · Monday at 8 pm


an evening of russian songs part 1

Songs of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

Lullaby from Iolanthe · Modest Tchaikovksy* Jennifer Feinstein, Stephanie Gilbert, Kelly Hill, Jihee Kim, Jamilyn Manning-White, Annie Rosen, Lisa Williamson None but the Lonely Heart · Lev Mey*, after J.W. Goethe Andrew Craig Brown, bass-baritone Why? · Lev Mey*, after J.W. Goethe Samuel Levine, tenor Serenade · Konstantin Romanov* Lisa Williamson, soprano Amid the din of the ball · Alexei Tolstoy* Alexander Hahn, bass In the stillness before dreams · Nikolai Ogarev* Kelly Hill, mezzo-soprano High-above the clouds quietly flies a soul · Alexei Tolstoy* Jorge Prego, tenor Don Juan’s Serenade · Alexei Tolstoy* David Pershall, baritone

Intermission As a courtesy to the performers and audience members, turn off cell phones and pagers. Please do not leave the theater during selections. Photography or recording of any kind is not permitted.

Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

part 2

Art Songs of the Twentieth Century Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)

A chatter box · Agnia Barto* Jennifer Feinstein, mezzo-soprano

Mikael Tariverdiev (1931–1996)

Commandment · Andrei Voznesenski* Cameron McPhail, baritone

Nariman Sabitov (1925–1971)

Skylark · Gilemdar Ramazanov* Jamilyn Manning-White, soprano

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)

When first we met · S. Bolotin* Aaron Sorensen, bass

Mark Minkov (b. 1944)

Landscape · Federico García Lorca* Stephanie Gilbert, soprano

Gregory Sviridov (1915–1998)

The wedding of my beloved · Aleksandr Prokofiev* Lóránt Najbauer, baritone

Kirill Molchanov (1922–1982)

A letter from the front · Konstantin Simonov* Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano

Valeriy Gavrilin (1939–1999)

In the fall · Tatyana Kalinina* Jihee Kim, soprano

Yuri Shaporin (1887-1966)

Spell · Aleksandr Pushkin* Eric Barry, tenor * Librettist

yale opera upcoming events Yale School of Music 203 432-4158

concerts & media Dana Astmann Monica Ong Reed Danielle Heller Richard Henebry

yale opera Doris Yarick Cross Artistic Director Grant Meachum Managing Director

February 11–13 don giovanni A New Yale Opera Production

The Shubert Theater, 247 College St. Fri & Sat, Feb 11 & 12, 8 pm • Sun, Feb 13, 2 pm Tickets $19–$41 at Mention the code “Early Bird” to get 10% off ticket orders before January 14, 2011. Giuseppe Grazioli, conductor Sam Helfrich, stage director Andrew Cavanaugh Holland, set design Kaye Voyce, costume design William B. Warfel, lighting design

Theresa Stark Production Coordinator David Pershall Student Assistant

March 30 master class with alan held Sprague Hall, 7 pm

special thanks Jill Brunelle Douglas Dickson Loren Loiacono John Roach Timothy Shaindlin The Estate of Anna Moffo-Sarnoff Kyle Swann Marc Verzatt Lucas Wong

The world-renowned bass-baritone Alan Held works with members of the Yale Opera program. Tickets $8

APRIL 29–30

the scarf · dido & aeneas Sprague Hall, 8 pm Yale Opera presents Lee Hoiby’s The Scarf and Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Mark Streshinsky, stage director Tickets $10–$15

Liederabend 2010  

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