Sunday, May 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall
Once in a generation, a true dramatic soprano comes along, with a
rare voice uniquely suited for the works of Wagner and Strauss: Deborah Voigt
is that voice. Widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent dramatic soprano
performing today, she has made her mark on some of the world's most
prestigious stages in both operatic and Broadway concert roles. From her
interpretation of Brunnhilde in the new Robert Lepage Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera to her critically acclaimed performance as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun,
Deborah Voigt demonstrates her far-reaching range and sensitivity with
beautiful tone, dramatic acuity and well-placed lyricism. She continues
to expand her repertoire into Italian opera, singing the role of Minnie
in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West in 2010.
Accompanied by Brian Zeger on the piano, Deborah Voigt will be
showcasing her talents through a wide range of pieces by composers such
as Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Leonard Bernstein.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall
Dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Grammy-nominated
artist Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters
of American standards. He is a multi-platinum-selling, five-time
Grammy-nominated recording artist who as a young man was introduced to
Ira Gershwin by the widow of legendary concert pianist/actor Oscar
Levant. Through Gershwin he met his next-door neighbor, Rosemary
Clooney, and his role as the champion of American song was sealed. This
concert returns the artist to Los Angeles, the site of his early career.