The past few weeks I have been rehearsing Bastien and Bastienne, one of Mozart’s first operas. He was a mature 12 years old when he wrote this cute little one act opera. It is a comedic story of a shepherdess who believes her lover has gone and found another to love. As she meets the village soothsayer craziness ensues!
We have two performances set, Tuesday, September 9 at Hunter College in the Lang Recital Hall and Tuesday, September 30 at the Graduate Center in Elebash Recital Hall. Also to fill out the program a few members of the orchestra will be performing solo works. Rob Keiser will be performing Robert Schumann’s Papillons, Will Downy will be performing Fritz Kreisler’s Liebesfreud and I will be singing Darius Milhaud’s Chansons de Ronsard.
It should be a great evening for all!
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