Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cheyenne Symphony (and friends) present operatic selections April 24

The Cheyenne Chamber Singers

On April 24, 7:30 p.m., the Cheyenne Symphony (and friends) present operatic selections from Bizet's "Carmen," Verdi's "Aida," Nabucco's "Macbeth" and "Il Trovatore," Puccini's "Tosca," "La Bohème" and "Turandot," Wagner's "Tannhäuser" and "Lohengrin," and Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Delilah."

The performance will be at the Cheyenne Civic Center.

Featuring the Cheyenne Chamber Singers, Cheyenne Capital Chorale, All-City Childrens’ Chorus, U.W. Collegiate Chorale, U.W. Singing Statesmen and LCCC Cantorei Singers with special guest artists Amy Johnson, soprano, and Marc Schreiner, tenor.

This concert presents many of the greatest hits from the world of opera. Many well-known opera choruses, sung by a very large massed choir, will be featured. Come and hear the anvil chorus, the pilgrim’s chorus, the march of the Toreadors, the grand march from Aida, and others. We will welcome two outstanding opera singers to give us a taste of some of the great Puccini arias and duets. Also included are a few exciting purely orchestral selections from operas.
Listen to an excerpt from one of the selections – "Turandot" Calaf – Nessun Dorma!

Click here to read about the music and composers -- Symphony & Opera In-Concert Program Notes