Beethoven's Ninth

Sunday, May 19, 2024
4:00 PM—The Lensic
From $25

For The Symphony’s grand finale on May 19, international opera star Ana María Martínez opens the program with Berlioz’ song series, Les nuits d’été. We conclude with Beethoven’s greatest and final symphony—the Ninth, showcasing the full Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, plus four rising stars from the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program: Teresa Perrotta, Soprano; Katherine DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano; Anthony Leon, Tenor; and Griffen Hogan Tracy, Bass.

PROGRAM

HECTOR BERLIOZ
Les nuits d’été, op.7

Villanelle
Le spectre de la rose
Sur les lagunes
Absence
Au cimetière
L’ile inconnue

Ana María Martínez, soprano

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op.125

Allegro ma non troppo
Molto vivace
Adagio molto e cantabile
Presto—Allegro assai—Allegro assai vivace

The Symphony Chorus
Teresa Perrotta
, Soprano
Katherine DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano
Anthony LeonTenor
Griffen Hogan Tracy, Bass

Venue

The Lensic
211 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Tickets start as low as $25. Half-priced tickets for children 6 to 14 years of age can be purchased through The Symphony Box Office at 505.983.1414.

FREE PREVIEW TALK AT 3:00 PM

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Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director

One of the most versatile and respected musical artists of his generation—renowned as conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster—Guillermo Figueroa is the Principal Conductor of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He also serves as the Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque.

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Ana María Martínez, Soprano

Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. A winner of the 15th Annual Opera News Awards, her repertoire encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, and she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings.

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Teresa Perrotta, Soprano

Soprano Teresa Perrotta is a 2023 Grand Finals Winner of The Metropolitan Opera’s Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition and a first-year Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera. In the 2022–2023 season, she made her Kennedy Center debut as Fünfte Magd in Elektra, followed by Musetta in La bohème. Additional debuts include Alice Ford in Falstaff with Maryland Lyric Opera, and Anna in Nabucco with Washington Concert Opera. In the summer of 2023, she returned to The Glimmerglass Festival to make her mainstage debut as Mimì in La bohème.

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Katherine DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung, originally from Traverse City, Michigan, is currently a third-year Ensemble Member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In the 2022-2023 season, she sang Giovanna in Ernani and Mercédès in Carmen. She also covered Ragonde in Le Comte Ory, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, and Soloist in Proximity. She was the Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at Michigan State University.

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Anthony Leon, Tenor

An American-born, Cuban and Colombian tenor, Anthony León is a young up-and-comer who is quickly developing an international performing career. During the 2022-2023 season he was a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at the Los Angeles Opera. His engagements at LA Opera include Pelléas in Impressions de Pelléas, Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Spoletta in Tosca, and Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor.

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Griffen Hogan Tracey, Bass Baritone

Praised by Parterre Box for his “glorious outpouring of tone,” Colorado bass Griffen Hogan Tracy debuted with the Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist for the 2022 season, covering the role of Manuel Toulon in Huang Ro’s M. Butterfly. He was featured in the Apprentice Scenes program as Phillipe II Don Carlos.