A Night at the Opera

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A Night at the Opera

Saturday, Dec 24, 2022 / 5:00 pm

In collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera, The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra proudly presents A Night at the Opera again this season at the beautiful Lensic Performing Arts Center! Under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, this spectacular performance is back by popular demand, and features operatic favorites sung by members of the Santa Fe Opera’s 2022 Apprentice Singers! The Santa Fe Opera’s prestigious Apprentice Program for Singers is internationally recognized as one of the finest programs of its type. Each year, approximately 40 apprentice singers are chosen from a competitive applicant pool. Tickets for this popular performance will sell out fast!

Be sure to join us one hour before the performance for 30 minutes of interesting program details presented by Maestro Figueroa, guest soloists, or musicians. Each talk is unique and all ticket holders are invited!

 

The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor
Santa Fe Opera 2022 Apprentice Singers

Amber Norelai, Soprano
Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Turner, Tenor
Darren Drone, Baritone

PROGRAM

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Marriage of Figaro Overture

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Figaro/Susanna Act 1 Opening Duet

Amber Norelai, Soprano
Darren Drone, Baritone

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Ecco ridente from The Barber of Seville

Andrew Turner, Tenor

RICHARD STRAUSS
Komponist/Zerbinetta duet “Sie hält ihn für den Todesgott” from Ariadne auf Naxos

Amber Norelai, Soprano
Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano

RICHARD STRAUSS
Sein wir wieder gut from Ariadne auf Naxos

Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Kuda, kuda from Eugene Onegin

Andrew Turner, Tenor

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Brindisi from La Traviata

Amber Norelai, Soprano
Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Turner, Tenor
Darren Drone, Baritone

 

Intermission

 

HECTOR BERLIOZ
Overture to Beatrice and Benedick

HECTOR BERLIOZ
Je vais le voir from Beatrice & Benedick

Amber Norelai, Soprano

GEORGES BIZET
Votre Toast from Carmen

Darren Drone, Baritone

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Rigoletto Quartet

Amber Norelai, Soprano
Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Turner, Tenor
Darren Drone, Baritone

FRANZ LEHAR
Vilja Lied from The Merry Widow

Amber Norelai, Soprano
Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Turner, Tenor
Darren Drone, Baritone

 

 

 


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Saturday, Dec 24, 2022 / 5:00 pm

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Date:
Saturday, Dec 24, 2022
Time:
5:00 pm
Cost:
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Venue

The Lensic
211 W. San Francisco Street
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Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor

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 and Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and he is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque. He was the Music Director of...

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Amber Norelai, Soprano

The young coloratura soprano with dual citizenship to both the USA and Venezuela is quickly establishing herself as a rising star on the operatic stage.  Amber Norelai has performed in numerous concerts in the United States, Germany and Austria. She recently performed the soprano solo in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic and the soprano solo of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at the Schlosstheater in Vienna. In the summer of 2022...

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Kathlenn Felty, Mezzo-soprano

Praised for her “powerful, rich, nuanced” voice and “emotionally moving” performances, Kathleen Felty is a recent alumna of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center. Felty received attention from the Chicago Tribune for her “clarion tone” and “compelling acting” in her mainstage debut as Laura in Verdi’s Luisa Miller in 2019. She went on to perform alongside Sondra Radvanovsky in Lyric’s production of The Three Queens, which was released as an album in 2022. In Lyric Opera of...

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Andrew Turner, Tenor

Andrew Turner finished his 2021-2022 Season with Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist. His roles included First Priest/ First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, The Beloved/Horus in The Rose Elf, Policeman/Ambrose Raines in the world premiere of In a Grove, Remendado in Carmen and Policeman/Buddy #1 in Blue. This Summer, he will be joining The Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, singing the role of Agent 2 in M. Butterfly and covering the role of Bardolfo in Falstaff.

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Darren Drone, Baritone

Described as having “a gorgeously warm tone and deep resonance” (Opera News), Baritone Darren Drone is quickly making a name for himself in the opera world as an exciting up and comer. During the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Drone joins the Metropolitan Opera roster as a featured soloist in Porgy & Bess, as well as joining Washington National Opera covering Mtchll in the world premiere of Carlos Simon and Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s it all falls down and Florentine Opera as Schaunard in La bohème.

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Program Notes

The Marriage of Figaro, based on the Beaumarchais play that had been banned for its theme of social injustice and its portrayal of servants outsmarting their masters, had its premiere in Vienna on May 1, 1786, and promptly began a successful run. …

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