A Celebration for Verdi’s (almost) 200th Birthday
with Karen Slack, soprano, Jonathan Beyer, baritone and pianist
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (1813 – 1901) composed some of Italy’s most celebrated Romantic Operas including Rigoletto, La traviata, and Aida. Birthday cake will be served!
About Karen Slack: Hailed by critics for possessing a lustrous voice of extraordinary beauty and great dramatic depth American soprano Karen Slack has performed with major conductors and sung in opera houses and concert halls around the world. She was most recently featured in Tyler Perry's movie, For Colored Girls and heard as a guest soloist in Mahler Symphony No.2 with the Latvian National Symphony, Verdi Requiem with both Madison Symphony Orchestra and Sacramento Choral Society, Violetta in La Traviata with both Sacramento Opera and West Bay Opera, Mimi in La Boheme with the UC Davis Symphony and the Rising Stars of Opera concert, Christmas with Cincinnati May Festival, and as Serena in Porgy and Bess with both San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera.
About Jonathan Beyer: Jonathan Beyer has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Teatro Petruzelli, Oper Frankfurt, Dallas Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Grand Rapids, The Chautauqua Institution, Tanglewood Music Center, Accademia Verdiana, and Teatro di Verdi. Beyer was a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition. He was the Grand Prize winner at the 2011 George London Foundation and was the 1st Place Winner at the Marian Anderson Prize for Emerging Classical Artists.