Curtis on Tour in Athens, Greece

Curtis On Tour | September 28, 2022 8:30 p.m.

This fall, Curtis on Tour performs across Europe with a newly commissioned work by Richard Danielpour entitled Canti della Natura (Songs of Nature). These exciting new songs set sonnets penned by Antonio Vivaldi, which were written to accompany his own Le quattro stagioni (Four Seasons). The new piece is performed alongside works of Schubert and Brahms.

The tour begins in Athens, where Curtis on Tour makes its sixth appearance as the ensemble in residence at the Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library. The annual festival is presented by the Schwarz Foundation and the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Greece.


Program
OBRADORS From Canciones Clásicas Españolas

La mi sola, Laureola
Corazón porque pasais?
Del Cabello más sutil
Chiquitita, la Novia

STRAUSS Heimliche Aufforderung Op.27, No.3
Zueignung Op.10, No.1
Schön sind die Himmelssterne Op. 19, No.3
Cäcilie Op. 27, No.2
KORNGOLD "Glück das mir verblieb" from Die tote Stadt
LEHÁR "Lippen Schweigen" from Die lustige Witwe
“Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss” from Giuditta
STRAUSS "Di rigori armato il seno" from Der Rosenkavalier
PUCCINI "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi
VERDI "Signor né prinicipe... É il sol dell'anima" from Rigoletto
  • September 28, 2022
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Cotsen Hall

Artists

  • Elena Perroni made her professional opera debut with Opera Philadelphia, singing the role of Doris Parker in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City. She reprised the role in her English National Opera debut, in the summer of 2017.

    In the 2021-22 season Elena made her Main Stage Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G major, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with Maestro Asher Fisch and West Australian Symphony Orchestra and her role debut as Iolanta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with West Australian Opera.

    In past seasons she has appeared in concert scenes with the Philadelphia Orchestra as Rusalka (Rusalka) 2017, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) 2018, Berlioz’s Les Nuits D’été in 2019 and was due to join them as Iolanta (Iolanta) in 2020 (canceled due to covid). Elena made her home debut as Mimi in La Boheme and returned for her role debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata for West Australian Opera.

    Other engagements include Mimi in La Boheme with West Australian Opera, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Juliet in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Maria in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, with the Reno Philharmonic and guest appearances with Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and Philadelphia Independence Sinfonia.

  • Tenor Joseph Tancredi from Bayville, New York, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2019 and studies in the Opera Program with Jack LiVigni, adjunct faculty. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Mr. Tancredi is the Alfred Greenberg Memorial Fellow.

    Mr. Tancredi’s recent credits include Roderick Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) and the cover of Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer) with Opera Maine, Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Curtis Opera Theatre, Albert (Albert Herring) with both Curtis Opera Theatre and Manhattan School of Music, and Raimondo (I due timidi) with Manhattan School of Music. Joseph has participated in the Apprentice Singer Program at the Santa Fe Opera for two summers, where he sang the Peasant (Eugene Onegin) and covered Benjamin (The Thirteenth Child) and Jon Harker (The Lord of Cries). He has also participated in the Chautauqua Voice Institute where he sang Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Detlef (The Student Prince). Mr. Tancredi has garnered a lot of recognition in the competition circuit—he won the Rohatyn Great Promise 2nd Place Award in the Eastern Region Final of the MONC, an Encouragement Award in Memory of Alfred Hubay from the George London Foundation, and the Dr. David DiChiera Encouragement Award from the Premiere Opera Foundation. This season, Joseph looks forward to performing Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Lurcanio (Ariodante) with Curtis Opera Theatre.

    Mr. Tancredi holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and a Master’s Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.

  • Born in Bratislava, Slovakia and raised in France and Canada, pianist and conductor Miloš Repický is on the music staff of the Metropolitan Opera. At the Met he has played harpsichord continuo for Le nozze di Figaro and has led the musical preparation of Jenufa, Anna Bolena, The Death of Klinghoffer, and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, among many other operas. He has collaborated with the Cleveland Orchestra on productions of Pelléas et Mélisande and The Cunning Little Vixen, with the Lincoln Center Festival on Daphne, and with the Joffrey Ballet on Bluebeard’s Castle and The Miraculous Mandarin. He has also worked with the Canadian Opera Company, Houston Grand Opera, Orquesta Nacional de Galicia, Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman, San Francisco Opera, the Spoleto Festival, and the Kennedy Center’s World Stages Festival; and is co-artistic director of Music for Montauk.

    As a pianist, Mr. Repický has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, Montreal’s Jeunesses-Musicales de Canada, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. His performances have been heard on NPR, American Public Media’s Performance Today, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, New York’s WQXR Radio, and CUNY TV. He is the pianist on the Sundialtech Pictures multimedia DVD of Pierrot Lunaire, and conducted the score for the feature film The Bohemians, an adaptation of Puccini’s La bohème.

    Mr. Repický studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Warren Jones, and at the Music Academy of the West, the Merola Program at San Francisco Opera, and the Banff Centre. He joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2016.

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