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Studio Spotlight & Scenes in the Wittcoff Concerts

The Program for the Studio Spotlight Concert Premiering October 2 is as Follows:


Air de bijoux from Faust
C. Gounod
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano


Parto, ma tu ben mio from La Clemenza di Tito
W. A. Mozart
Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano


Vi tak pechalny from Pique Dame
P. Tchaikovsky
Rob McGinness, baritone


Tu che di gel sei cinta from Turandot
G. Puccini
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano


Must the Winter Come So Soon from Vanessa
S. Barber
Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano


Come Paride vezzoso from L'Elisir d'Amore
G. Donizetti
Rob McGinness, baritone


Final Scene from L'Elisir d'Amore
G. Donizetti

Cheyanne Coss, soprano and Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor


Robert Bosworth, program pianist


The Program for the Stuio Spotlight Concert Premiering November 6 is as Follows:

The program will be dedicated to the memory of Joel Revzen, Arizona Opera’s former Artistic Director and Principal Conductor (2003-2010).


Qui la voce from I Puritani
V. Bellini
Cheyanne Coss, soprano


Ah! Fuyez, douce image from Manon
J. Massenet
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor


Duet of Nedda and Silvio from Pagliacci
R. Leoncavallo
Caitlin Gottimer, soprano and Rob McGinness, baritone


I’m only sixteen from Two Boys
N. Muhly
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor


Se Romeo T’uccise Un Figlio from I Capuleti E I Montecchi
V. Bellini

Mack Wolz, mezzo soprano


Nun eilt herbei, Witz, heitre Laune from Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
O. Nicolai
Cheyanne Coss, soprano


Robert Bosworth, program pianist


The program for the Studio Spotlight Concert Premiering December 19 is as follows:


Un’aura amorosa from Cosi fan tutte
W. A. Mozart
Bille Bruley, tenor

In Un’aura amorosa (A loving breath from our beloved) Ferrando sings of love’s unwavering power fed by the hope of love after he and Guglielmo have begun to participate in a deceptive plot to test the faithfulness of their girlfriends.


Elsa’s Dream, from Lohengrin
R. Wagner
Kaitlyn Johnson, soprano

In Elsa’s Dream, Elsa tells of her grief over the death of her brother and of a dream that a knight in white sent by God, will appear who will fight for her and prove her innocence.


Madamina! Il catalogo è questo, from Don Giovanni
W. A. Mozart
Brandon Morales, bass-baritone

In Madamina! Il catalogo è questo (My little lady, this is the catalogue), Leporello shares with Donna Elvira the countless number of conquests Don Giovanni has had, where in Spain alone, the number is a thousand and three.


Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
C. Franck

Allegretto ben moderato
Allegretto poco mosso

Ikuko Kanda, violin and Arizona Opera Orchestra Concertmaster
Christopher Cano, piano


Christopher Cano, program pianist


The program for the Studio Scenes in the Wittcoff Concert Premiering May 2 is as follows:


Overture from Candide
L. Bernstein
Maris and Robert Bosworth, Piano

Act 1, Scene 2 from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
V. Bellini
Romeo is able to speak with Juliet alone. He asks her to run away with him if she truly loves him but she is resistant to his plea out of respect for duty and honor.
Cheyanne Coss, soprano and Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano


Act 3, Scene 1 from The Pearl Fishers
G. Bizet
Nadir has betrayed the pact between himself and Zurga that renounced their love for the same woman, Leïla, in favor of their friendship. Years later, Nadir and Leïla have reciprocated their love and, feeling betrayed, Zurga sentences them to death. In this duet, Leïla goes to Zurga to plead for Nadir’s life.
Cheyanne Coss, soprano and Rob McGinness, baritone

Final Duet from La Rondine
G. Puccini
Magda and Ruggero live happily together but Magda still feels guilty about keeping her past as a courtesan a secret from Ruggero. When Ruggero says he’s written to his mother about marrying her, Magda tells him the truth and says she could never be his wife then leaves him.
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano and Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor


Encore: Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
E. Humperdinck
The siblings, Hansel and Gretel, are sent into the forest by their Mother for strawberries despite its dangers. To calm the frightened children, the Sandman put grains in their eyes and the siblings sing a prayer before they fall asleep on the forest floor.
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano and Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano

Robert Bosworth, piano