Spring Concert

Concert Information

Stern Auditorium
April 28, 2002

Queens Concert

April 21, 2002

Spring Concert

Mischa Santora, music director
Lauren Flanigan, soprano
William Stone, Baritone

University of Buffalo and Queens College Choirs,
Harold Rosenbaum, Director

Brahms:  Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (“Song of Destiny”)
John Kaefer:  MOSAIC (world première)
Brahms:  Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (“A German Requiem”)

Guest Artist

Lauren Flanigan

Last season, soprano Lauren Flanigan sang in the new production of Roberto Devereux at New York City Opera, followed by her English National Opera debut as Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco. She returned to New York City Opera to portray Marietta in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. She also has appeared with Orpheus Ensemble and Opera Orchestra of New York.
A champion of contemporary works with a schedule still full of Verdi and Mozart, this San Francisco native dominates the stage in any role she tackles: Christine in Marvin David Levy’s Mourning Becomes Electra with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for Seattle and Glimmerglass Operas, The Bride in Judith Weir’s
The Vanishing Bridegroom at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the title role in the City Opera world premiere of Hugo Weisgall’s Esther. Recently Ms.Flanigan won wide acclaim for her roles in New York City Opera’s Central Park trilogy, featuring music by Deborah Drattell and Robert Beaser. Making her debut at the San Francisco Opera, Ms. Flanigan began her relationship
with City Opera in 1991, following the next year with a Metropolitan Opera debut in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles. In 1996 she debuted at Milan’s La Scala as Abigaille in Nabucco.

William Stone lends his warm and powerful baritone to the creation of elegant and stylish interpretations of repertoire ranging from Mozart to Berg, with a special emphasis on the bel canto masterworks. His performances in concert and opera are equally acclaimed throughout the world. An American artist, Mr. Stone’s engagements at the major opera houses in North America are impressive. Having joined the Metropolitan Opera roster for the title role of Wozzeck, Mr. Stone returned to the company for his stage debut as Capulet in Roméo et Juliette, performances in Die Fledermaus (Falke), and in the new production of Moses und Aron conducted by James Levine and directed by Graham Vick. He performed Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (conducted by Julius Rudel) in the popular Met in the Parks series, as well. In season 2000–2001 he was responsible for the role of Germont in La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera and in season 2001–02 he will perform John Plake in the new Metropolitan Opera production of Sly with Plácido Domingo.

First Music Commission


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