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Pomp & Passion: Songs, Arias, & Scenes by Gluck & Strauss

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • DANK Haus | 4740 N. Western Avenue | 5th Floor Marunde Ballroom

Heroic Arias and Sublimely Beautiful Scenes from Two of Opera's Greatest Composers

2014 is an important year of musical anniversaries, seeing the 300th birthday of Christoph Willbald von Gluck and the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss.  This program of opera arias, scenes, and songs showcases the classical poise of Gluck’s reformed operatic style, contrasted with the unabashed, gorgeous romanticism of Strauss.  Featured are scenes from the operas Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier, Iphigénie en Tauride, and Paride ed Elena, alongside intimate and showy Strauss Lieder and a rare performance of Gluck’s Klopstock Lieder.  Pianist Eugenia Cheng and a string quartet accompany the gloriously arched melodies.

Selections include:

  • Strauss: Lieder including Zueignung, Ich schwebe, Befreit, Nichts, Kling, Mädchenblumen, Op.22
  • Strauss: Es gibt ein Reich & Großmächtige Prinzessin (Ariadne auf Naxos)
  • Strauss: Hab mir’s gelobt (Der Rosenkavalier)
  • Gluck: Ô malheureuse Iphigénie (Iphigénie en Tauride)
  • Gluck: Forse più d’una beltà (Paride ed Elena)
  • Gluck: Trema fra dubbi miei (La clemenza di Tito)

The lovely Marunde Ballroom at DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Avenue in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, provides an elegant backdrop to the vocal talents of VOX 3 members.  Pomp & Passion is performed Thursday, November 13 and Saturday, November 15 at 7:30pm.

Performers include:

Gretchen Adams, mezzo-soprano
Leigh Akin, mezzo-soprano
Michele Braché Agpalo, soprano
Jessica Louise Coe, soprano
Katy Compton, soprano
Megan Cook, soprano
Gabriel Di Gennaro, baritone
Ian Hosack, baritone
Catie Huggins, mezzo-soprano
Jacqueline King, mezzo-soprano
Anastasia Malliaras, soprano
Laura Perkett, soprano & oboe
Laura Pinto, soprano
Nicholas Pulikowski, tenor
Catheryne Shuman, soprano
Anne Slovin, soprano
Laura Strickling, soprano
Brian von Rueden, baritone

Daniel Moss, violin
Rachel Brown, violin
Heather Neaveill-Kramer, viola
Merrick Jones, cello
Eugenia Cheng, piano

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