Opera Chapman presents
"Gems of the Bel Canto Era"
Friday, October 18, 2013
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Carol Neblett & David Alt, Associate Directors
In the early 19th century Italian opera was dominated by three immensely talented and popular composers: Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini. These men knew exactly what their audiences wanted to hear and delivered it in abundance. Gems of the Bel Canto Era will feature scenes, arias and duets from Bellini’s Il Pirata, La Sonnambula and Norma, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale and I Puritani, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola.
Don’t miss this exquisite music performance by the opera stars of tomorrow!
About Peter Atherton:
Bass-baritone Peter Atherton has had the joy of performing over forty-five roles ranging from Seneca in The Coronation of Poppea to Frederick in A Little Night Music. His operatic credits include performances with the Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Baltimore Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Wolf Trap Opera, Virginia Opera, San Francisco Opera Touring Division, Opera Atelier, Cairo Opera and the Operafestival of Rome and Verona. He has performed with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Lucas Foss, James Conlon, Kurt Herbert Adler, David Effron and Myung-Whun Chung. Learn more...
About Carol Neblett:
One of America's greatest and most acclaimed sopranos, Carol Neblett's career has spanned over forty years, performing opera's most coveted roles in the world's greatest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Salzburg, Hamburg and Chicago Lyric Opera. Learn more...