Opera Chapman presents
Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Friday, April 25, 2014
In collaboration with The Chapman Orchestra
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Carol Neblett & David Alt, Associate Directors
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Conductor
The Marriage of Figaro is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais. Sung in Italian with dialogue in English.
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...
About David Alt:
David Alt moved to Southern California after teaching for 21 years as Professor of Voice, Chairman of the Department of Vocal Performance and Program Director for Musical Theatre in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He received his DMA degree from the University of Iowa and a Certificate from the Conservatoire de Musique, Geneve, Switzerland. Learn more...
About Daniel Alfred Wachs:
Conductor Daniel Alfred Wachs emerged on the international scene following his debut with the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, leading a world première by Toshio Hosokawa at the Grosses Festspielhaus. The Austrian press praised “Engaging, rhythmically inspired, precise in its execution, the “Mambo” was equal to a performance by Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra!” Learn more...