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Virtual Studio Spotlight Series Concert

The program for the December concert, which will run approximately 45 minutes, is as follows:

 

Un’aura amorosa from Cosi fan tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus 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
Richard 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
Wolfgang Amadeus 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
Cesar Franck

Allegretto ben moderato
Allegro
Recitativo-Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso

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

 

Christopher Cano, program pianist