From La Scala to Broadway
Performance/s: April 9, 2016
Show Time/s: 8:00 pm
Description: Along with a selection of arias, the following ensemble pieces will be presented:
Selections from Act 3 of "La Boheme" (McIntosh, Chapa and Fowler)
The Act 3 trio from "Madama Butterfly" (McIntosh, Alston and Fowler)
The Quartet from "Rigoletto" (Stallard, Alston, Kaneklides, Will)
The Act 4 Duet between Rodolfo and Marcello from "La Boheme" (McIntosh, Kaneklides)
"Libiamo" from "La Traviata" (Stallard, Kaneklides and full ensemble)
Suited for: All Ages
Additional Details: Tickets are $45 and may be purchased online or at the Arts Center's box office.
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John Fowler, Tenor, has enjoyed a successful 30-year career as a leading international operatic tenor, performing title roles at the world’s premier opera houses. Mr. Fowler was awarded an Emmy for his portrayal of Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème at New City Opera's Live From Lincoln Center television series, a role he has sung over 300 times on major operatic stages worldwide.
Jacob Will, Bass-baritone, has appeared throughout the United States and Europe with companies such as the New York City Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Bavarian State Opera and the Zurich Opera.
Tina Milhorn- Stallard, Soprano, has been featured in recital and concert settings throughout the United States (including Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall) as well as in China, Bulgaria, Italy and Brazil. Stallard is Associate Professor of Voice at the University of South Carolina.
Elizabeth Chapa- Lyric Soprano is a second year Master's student at Appalachian State University. She is a full-lyric soprano studying under the instruction of Mr. John Fowler.
Harold G. McIntosh, Baritone, is equally at home on the operatic or musical theatre stage, he has been a national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions. His Opera Company credits include work with Atlanta, Cleveland, Charlotte, Greensboro, Columbia, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Des Moines Metro Opera Festival, Chautauqua Opera Festival, Ohio Light Opera Festival
Laquavia Alston, Mezzo-Soprano, is a bold up-and-coming artist, repeatedly praised for her stage presence and majestic voice. Miss Alston has performed in top ensembles supporting major artists, from the likes of world-renowned opera star Denyce Graves (Bizet's Carmen) to Grammy award winner Larnelle Harris. Miss Alston has had the opportunity of performing internationally throughout Italy, England and Spain.
John Kaneklides, Tenor, has been described as “richly mellifluous.” In addition to his upcoming performances at the Caramoor International Music Festival, his future engagements include Beppe in I Pagliacci with St. Petersburg Opera and Alfredo in La Traviata with Delaware Valley Opera.
Sharon Rattray- accompanist An accomplished and versatile musician, Sharon Hudson Rattray, is in constant demand as a performer, accompanist and organist. Mrs. Rattray has performed as a soloist with both the USC Orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic. Currently, she serves as staff accompanist at the USC School of Music, accompanist for the Lexington County Choral Society, and organist at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Columbia.