Curtis Presents

An Afternoon of Song

Join Curtis for a special afternoon of song and opera. Recent alumni Elena Perroni (Opera ’18) and Evan LeRoy Johnson (Opera ’18) have quickly become favorites among Philadelphia audiences with rave reviews for their performances at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and Opera Philadelphia, among other venues. The former classmates return to Field Concert Hall for a lyrical afternoon. Pianist and Hirsig Family Chair of Vocal Studies Danielle Orlando accompanies the singers.

Please note: Eric Owens will no longer appear on the February 16 recital.


Program subject to change:

Elena Perroni, soprano (’18)
Evan LeRoy Johnson, tenor (’18)
Danielle Orlando, piano

Additional artists:
Ziyi Dai, soprano
Martin Luther Clark, tenor


OBRADORS                            “¿Corazón, porqué pasáis...?”
                                                  “Del cabello más sutil”
                                                  “Al amor”

MONTSALVATGE                  “Canto Negro,” from Cinco canciones negras

SCHUMANN                          Selections, Dichterliebe, Op. 48

STRAUSS                                 “Zueignung,” Op. 10, No. 1

DONIZETTI                           “Lucia, perdona,” from Lucia di Lammermoor
                                                “Tombe degli avi miei,” from Lucia di Lammermoor

MASSENET                             “Gavotte,” from Manon
                                                  “Toi! Vous!” from Manon


BIZET                                     “Parle-moi de ma mère!” from Carmen

LEHÁR                                    “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz,” from Das Land des Lächelns
                                                  “Meine Lippen,” from Giuditta

RODGERS                              “If I Loved You,” from Carousel

BRODSZKY                            “Be My Love,” from The Toast of New Orleans

ARLEN                                     “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” from The Wizard of Oz

PUCCINI                                 “O soave fanciulla,” from La bohème

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