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May21

Verdi's La Traviata (Violetta)

Hawaii Opera Theatre-Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu

HOT’s season, ends where it began, with Verdi’s tragic masterpiece of a love that was ill-fated from the start.

The courtesan Violetta is the life of the party, even as tuberculosis, slowly takes her life away. Having long loved her, Alfredo declares his affection as Violetta falls ill. Violetta decides to see if this kind-hearted young man is the real deal. Trading in the life that she knew, Violetta and Alfredo move away, with Violetta secretly selling everything she owns to maintain this new life of love. But their romantic fantasy is doomed to failure.

Hawaii’s own baritone Quinn Kelsey and New Zealand’s Pene Pati from SOL3 MIO also star in HOT’s season finale.

May19

Verdi's La Traviata (Violetta)

Hawaii Opera Theatre-Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulul

HOT’s season, ends where it began, with Verdi’s tragic masterpiece of a love that was ill-fated from the start.

The courtesan Violetta is the life of the party, even as tuberculosis, slowly takes her life away. Having long loved her, Alfredo declares his affection as Violetta falls ill. Violetta decides to see if this kind-hearted young man is the real deal. Trading in the life that she knew, Violetta and Alfredo move away, with Violetta secretly selling everything she owns to maintain this new life of love. But their romantic fantasy is doomed to failure.

Hawaii’s own baritone Quinn Kelsey and New Zealand’s Pene Pati from SOL3 MIO also star in HOT’s season finale.

May17

Verdi's La Traviata (Violetta)

Hawaii Opera Theatre-Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu

HOT’s season, ends where it began, with Verdi’s tragic masterpiece of a love that was ill-fated from the start.

The courtesan Violetta is the life of the party, even as tuberculosis, slowly takes her life away. Having long loved her, Alfredo declares his affection as Violetta falls ill. Violetta decides to see if this kind-hearted young man is the real deal. Trading in the life that she knew, Violetta and Alfredo move away, with Violetta secretly selling everything she owns to maintain this new life of love. But their romantic fantasy is doomed to failure.

Hawaii’s own baritone Quinn Kelsey and New Zealand’s Pene Pati from SOL3 MIO also star in HOT’s season finale.

Apr13

National Philharmonic presents Verdi's Requiem

The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

Danielle Talamantes, soprano Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Zach Borichevsky, tenor Kevin Deas, bass National Philharmonic Chorale Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Verdi Messa da Requiem

Apr12

US Naval Academy Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Alumni Hall, Annapolis, MD

Symphony No. 9 - Recognized as one of the most celebrated and profound works in western music, and considered by many to be the greatest piece of music ever written - Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is beloved throughout the world. The Ninth Symphony extols not just joy, but the capacity for joy - as well Beethoven might, since exercising that capacity through music is how he survived his own trying circumstances. The universally known text touches on his preoccupation with domestic happiness and on man’s endless quest to find his own place in the universe and a relationship with the Creator.

Apr6

Riverside Choral Society presents Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem

Alice Tully Hall, New York City

Written in the emotional turmoil following the death of his mother and his friend Robert Schumann, the Requiem is a gloriously passionate work considered by many to be Brahms' crowning achievement. In it, he struggles with the fleeting fragility of life, the redemptive power of faith, and the ultimate triumph of the human soul over death itself.

Mar23

El Paso Choral Society presents Verdi's Requiem

Abraham Chavez Theater, El Paso, TX

Often described as "an Opera Disguised as a Masterpiece for Choir and Orchestra," The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired.

Mar10

City Choir of Washington presents "The Glory of France"

Saint Luke Catholic Church, McLean, VA

The City Choir of Washington and Maestro Shafer transport you to France, with a program of works in the great tradition of French choral music, including Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, the Poulenc Gloria and the Duruflé Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens. This concert will take place in the intimate setting of Saint Luke Catholic Church in McLean, VA, as part of the Music in McLean series.

Mar3

W&L Lenfest Center for the Arts presents Danielle Talamantes in Concert

Wilson Hall, Lexington, VA

Featuring works by Granados, Ellington and Dehlinger.

Feb24

Eugene Concert Choir presents Faure's Requiem

Hult Center Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, Oregon

Described as a “lullaby” for death, the Fauré Requiem is one of the most well-known, beloved and sublime choral masterworks in the sacred classical canon. The Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, a lovely companion piece to seduce your heart and stir your soul, brings the words of Shakespeare to life through music.

Feb8

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-SING)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Feb5

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Feb2

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Jan29

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Jan26

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Jan21

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Jan17

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Jan12

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Jan9

Bizet's Carmen (Frasquita-COVER)

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Dec9

La Jolla Symphony and Chorus presents Handel's Messiah

UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, La Jolla, CA

Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2 Qing Qing Wang Between Clouds and Streams NEE COMMISSION G.F. Handel (Mozart arr.) Messiah Soloists: Danielle Talamentes, soprano; Mindy Chu, mezzo-soprano; Derek Chester, tenor; Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone; David Buckley, violin The December concerts tease our sense of memory. We know Messiah very well, but few know that Mozart re-scored Handel’s Messiah for a much larger orchestra, making our performance an “often-heard rarity.” Co-concertmaster David Buckley is soloist in the Second Violin Concerto of Florence Price, a prolific African-American composer that made her long career in Chicago, where her music was championed by the Chicago Symphony in the 1930s. Our collective musical memory is intimately combined with African-American music. Let’s always remember that. And let’s remember that we are a nation of immigrants, as we celebrate with the stunning music of Chinese-American composer Qing Qing Wang in the 2018 Thomas Nee Commission.

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