An Afternoon of Art Song & Opera
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About the Event
This afternoon of vocal repertoire will range from Reynaldo Hahn and Nadia Boulanger’s intricate mélodies about Spring to Scandinavian composers Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius and their mystical storytelling.
It will also feature opera duets and selections from La Bohème, Don Giovanni, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Eugene Onegin.
To round out the afternoon which ranges from effervescent joy to deep despair, Ms. Galloway will perform selections from a contemporary song cycle written by Sean Doyle based on the dry and witty writings of Dorothy Parker.
British-American soprano Claire Galloway’s theatricality covers the gamut of “palpable pain” and “splendid, funny moments” (B.I.T.R.). She has performed such roles with Baltimore Concert Opera, the Savannah Voice Festival, Bel Cantanti Opera, the American Symphony Orchestra, and Concert Artists of Baltimore. A finalist in the Saltworks Opera Competition, Ms. Galloway will join the company to sing Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites this Summer as well as Vitellia in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Lidal North in Oslo, Norway. Her innovative recital programming has resulted in the best attended concert event at the Baltimore War Memorial Arts Initiative.
Baritone Rob McGinness has been praised by the Baltimore Sun for his “impressive singing … well-supported tone and supple phrasing.” This season Rob is looking forward to his Kennedy Center solo debut with The Washington Chorus. His season will also include performances with New York’s PROTOTYPE Festival, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera.Next season Rob is thrilled to be joining Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, performing multiple roles including Frank Lloyd Wright in Daron Hagen's Shining Brow, Schaunard in La Bohème, and Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Pianist Edward Rothmel has performed professionally in numerous solo and chamber music contexts, giving recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and China. He has performed in master classes for Ann Schein, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Zuill Bailey, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, and Ruth Ann Swenson. In April 2012, he gave his first appearance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in concert with Tenor Albert Lee. Dr. Rothmel holds Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance from Florida State University, and recently earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano under the tutelage of Dr. Jean Barr at the Eastman School of Music, where he has held graduate assistantships in Opera Coaching, Studio Accompanying, and Choral Accompanying.