As part of Rockport Music’s Metropolitan Opera Weekend, this concert features three of the most talented young singers training today in The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. They will perform a program of opera favorites and art songs like Bizet’s Parle-moi de ma mère! from Carmen and Rachmaninoff’s Spring Waters.
Artists: Gabriella Reyes, soprano | Arseny Yakovlev, tenor | Megan Grey, mezzo-soprano | Nate Raskin, pianist/coach
This program has brought such alumni as Dawn Upshaw and Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met stage. The Met weekend will feature the live broadcast from the Met of Bizet’s Carmen (tickets sold separately), followed by a masterclass of conservatory students. On Sunday, prior to the concert, Sophie Joyce, new director of the Lindemann Artist Development Program, will join Barry Shiffman for a pre-concert talk about the challenges facing young vocalists today.
ABOUT THE LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program was created in 1980 to identify and develop extraordinarily talented young artists in the realm of opera. The program has trained a new generation of celebrated American and international opera singers, as well as coaches and pianists, who perform at the highest standards in productions at the Met and opera houses around the world. In recognition and gratitude for their leadership and generous support, the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program has been named after Mr. and Mrs. George Lindemann.
While many opera companies across the country conduct young artist training programs, the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is unparalleled for the quality and scope of resources available to its participants. Throughout their instruction, young artists draw upon the vast pool of world-renowned talent available at the Met, including current and former Met artists, internationally recognized coaches, and master teachers. Program participants have access to daily rehearsals and practice sessions, where they can observe opera’s great singers preparing their roles for the current Met repertory. They are also presented with the opportunity to participate in Met productions, as many singers perform supporting roles and pianists serve as assistant conductors.
Lindemann Young Artists are already in high demand and receive frequent invitations for performance opportunities outside the Met. This past season alone members of the program performed at Bayerische Staatsoper, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Glimmerglass Festival, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Opera Philadelphia, Teatro del Lago (Chile), Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Puccini: Recondita armonia from Tosca
Donizetti: All’afflitto è dolce il pianto from Roberto Devereux
Cardillo: Core ‘ngrato
Bizet: Parle-moi de ma mère! from Carmen
Aaron Copland, from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Nature, the Gentlest mother
The World Feels Dusty
Heart, We Will Forget Him
Going to Heaven!
Turina: Poema en forma de canciones
Mozart: E Susanna non vien…Dove sono from Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart: Prenderò quel brunettino from Così fan tutte
Tchaikovsky: Whether the day reigns, Op.47, No. 6
Tchaikovsky: Frenzied nights Op. 60, No. 6
Rachmaninoff: Spring Waters Op.14, No.11
Massenet: Werther! Werther!…Ces lettres! From Werther
Puccini: Quando m’en vo’ from La Bohème
Franz Lehar: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Das Land des Lächelns