The various hues and portrayals of the mezzosoprano in the world of opera
Lecture by: Dr. Zvi Semel
In the presence of the film director John Bridcut.
After twelve years at the BBC, John Bridcut moved into independent production. He is an award-winning film maker and author, with a string of more than fifty films. We had the opportunity to see, in our “Cinematic Variations on Live Classical Music” series, his films: Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello; Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask; Nureyev: From Russia with Love; Requiem; Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor for the Ages.
Concert performed by: Katia Semenisty meezzo-soprano, Naomi Shadmi mezzo-soprano, Zvi Semel piano
In the program: Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice, Deh placatevi con me;
Vivaldi - duet from the Magnificat - Esurientes; Purcell - Sound the Trumpet from Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday; Lieder by Schubert, Britten and more