Wister and More: Academy of Vocal Arts

Sat. May. 19, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Academy of Vocal Arts, founded in 1934, has become the world’s premier institution for training young artists as distinguished and international opera soloists. Current AVA students and alumni will present Broadway musicals and German operettas from their vast repertoire of songs.
We will be joined by Academy of Vocal Arts singers Summer Hassan, soprano; Pascale Spinney, mezzo-soprano; MacKenzie Gotcher, tenor; and Ethan Simpson, baritone; accompanied by Luke Housner, piano; for “An Evening of Opera and Song”. 
Their program will include: “Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert!” from Giuditta by Lehár (Mr. Gotcher), “The Song of Vilja” from The Merry Widow by Lehár (Ms. Hassan), “Du bist meine Sonne” from Giuditta by Lehár (Mr. Simpson), “Hör’ Ich Cymbalklänge” from Zigeunerliebe by Lehár (Ms. Spinney), “Komm in die Gondel” from Eine Nacht in Venedig by Strauss (Mr. Gotcher), Czardas from Die Fledermaus by Strauss (Ms. Hassan), Pierrot’s Tanzlied from “Die tote Stadt” by Korngold (Mr. Simpson), “Chacun a son gout” from Die Fledermaus by Strauss (Ms. Spinney), Watch Duet from Die Fledermaus by Strauss (Ms. Hassan, Mr. Gotcher), “Memory” from Cats by Webber (Ms. Spinney), “All the things you are” from Very Warm for May by Kern (Mr. Simpson), “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess by Gershwin (Ms. Hassan), “Maria” from West Side Story by Bernstein (Mr. Gotcher), “Somewhere” from West Side Story by Bernstein (Ms. Spinney), “Stars” from Les Misérables by Schönberg (Mr. Simpson), “One Kiss” from New Moon by Romberg (Ms. Hassan), “Be my Love” by Brodszky (Mr. Gotcher), Valse Duet from the Merry Widow by Lehár (Ms. Spinney, Mr. Simpson).