Washington National Opera Young Artists Program

Performance

April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm

Washington National Opera Young Artists will respond to works in Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) as well as Jeanine Michna-Bales’s photographs of the Underground Railroad. Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is a leading resident-training program for artists on the verge of international careers. Founded in 2002 by Plácido Domingo, the program offers exceptionally promising young singers and coach/accompanists two years of intensive training, study, and career guidance with a team of world-renowned master teachers and coaches which includes Diana Soviero, William Stone, Alan Held, Kathleen Kelly, John Churchwell, Nick Olcott, and Jay Lesenger, among others.

PROGRAM:

Eliza Bonet, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue and Arnold Livingston Geis, tenors
Joshua Conyers, baritone
Christopher Koelzer, piano

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
An die Leier
Der zürnenden Diana
An eine Quelle
Der Musensohn

XAVIER MONTSALVATGE (1912-2002)
Cinco Canciones Negras 
     Cuba dentro de un piano
     Punto de Habanera
     Chévere
     Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
     Canto negro

EMMANUEL CHABRIER (1841-94)
L’ile heureuse  

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-69)
L’ile inconnue

REYNALDO HAHN (1874-1947)
L’ile du rêve

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
     Chanson de la mariée
     Là-bas, vers l'église
     Quel Galant m'est comparable
     Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
     Tout gai!

JOHN MUSTO (b. 1954)
The Shadow of the Blues
     Silhouette
     Litany
     Island
     Could Be

A SELECTION OF SPIRITUALS
Walk Together Children (arr. Moses Hogan [1957-2003])
Steal Away (arr. H.T. Burleigh [1866-1949])
Witness (arr. Mark Hayes [b. 1953])