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September 12, 2013
6:30pm - Reception
7:30pm - Performance
In collaboration with the Confucius Institute of Pfeiffer University
With the support of The Foundation for the Carolinas Community Catalyst Fund, The Asian Herald, Tides & Times Group USA, Inc., and Bernardin's Restaurant.
Join us for an exciting fusion of the ultimate musical expression of love and life, you can enjoy the poetry of the opera with the poignant power of the visual. Art to Poetry to Music is here!
Engage your imaginations and discover the Opera with new eyes as the most stunning stars of Opera Carolina embrace you in the intimate Knight Theater with an evening that will surely be described as unforgettable.
Accompanied by the Charlotte Symphony and under the direction of our own Maestro James Meena, a more masterful evening could only be had if you joined us for the pre-concert reception in the lobby of the Knight Theater.
Tickets are only $40 each (includes pre-concert reception). Season subscribers receive a 50% discount on tickets to Art to Poetry to Music.
Othalie Graham, soprano
Jill Gardner, soprano
Sharon Neff, soprano
Victoria Livengood, mezzo
Justin Lavender, tenor
Victor Ryan Robertson, tenor
Hyung Yun, baritone
Sun Yu, bass
Andrew Gangestad, bass
Xue'er Ding, Guzheng & Dr. Hong Zhao, Master Calligrapher
Kim Watson Brooks, Narrator
Women of the Opera Chorus
The Charlotte Symphony
James Meena, conductor
Richard Wagner, Dich teure halle from Tannhauser
Giuseppe Verdi, Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima from Attila
Giuseppe Verdi, Ritorna vincitor from Aida
Giuseppe Verdi, Re dell'abbisso affrettati from Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi, Ella giammai m'amo from Don Carlo
Giacomo Puccini, Firenze come un albero from Gianni Schicchi
Victor Ryan Robertson
Giacomo Puccini, O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Traditional Korean, I will live in the blue and pure mountain!
Giuseppe Verdi, Credo from Otello
Traditional Chinese, Wo Ai Zhe Tu Di
Justin Lavender, Emily Urbanek
Richard Wagner, Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Giacmo Puccini, Quartet: Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso from La Rondine
Jill Gardner, Sharon Neff, Justin Lavender, Victor Ryan Robertson
Traditional Mongolian, Gada Meiren
Sun Yu, Emily Urbanek
Giacomo Puccini, Senza mama, o bimbo, tu sei morta from Suor Angelica
Giacomo Puccini, Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Richard Wagner, from Das Rheingold
Weiche, Wotan, Weiche!
Abendlicht strahlt der Sonne auge
and the Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
No Language Barrier!
Enjoy the beauty of the original language and understand it all with English translations. The English text is projected on a screen above the stage for each opera. Easy to follow, and easy to understand every twist and turn of the plot!