Arizona Opera will premiere the third in its series of popular Studio Spotlight Series concerts at no charge on Saturday, December 19 at 6 PM MST.
Included in the program will be performances by tenor Bille Bruley, soprano Kaitlyn Johnson, and bass-baritone Brandon Morales. Also featured will be Arizona Opera’s new Concert Master of the Arizona Opera Orchestra and violinist, Ikuko Kanda, and pianist and Arizona Opera's Head of Music and Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, Christopher Cano.
Following the premiere on December 19 at 6 PM MST, this third Studio Spotlight Series concert will be available for first-time or repeat viewing here on Arizona Opera’s digital channel, Arizona Opera OnDemand, along with the first two programs and other compelling content.
THE PROGRAM FOR THE DECEMBER 19 CONCERT IS AS FOLLOWS:
Un’aura amorosa from Cosi fan tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bille Bruley, tenor
In Un’aura amorosa (A loving breath from our beloved) Ferrando sings of love’s unwavering power fed by the hope of love after he and Guglielmo have begun to participate in a deceptive plot to test the faithfulness of their girlfriends.
Elsa’s Dream, from Lohengrin
Kaitlyn Johnson, soprano
In Elsa’s Dream, Elsa tells of her grief over the death of her brother and of a dream that a knight in white sent by God, will appear who will fight for her and prove her innocence.
Madamina! Il catalogo è questo, from Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Brandon Morales, bass-baritone
In Madamina! Il catalogo è questo (My little lady, this is the catalogue), Leporello shares with Donna Elvira the countless number of conquests Don Giovanni has had, where in Spain alone, the number is a thousand and three.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
Allegretto ben moderato
Allegretto poco mosso
Ikuko Kanda, violin and Arizona Opera Orchestra Concertmaster
Christopher Cano, piano
Christopher Cano, program pianist
Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall.
The Studio Spotlight Series is sponsored by Scott Stallard and Marlu Allan, with additional generous support provided by Marlys A. Beider.
Christopher Cano, Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio
Sponsored by Karen Fruen
The 2020/21 Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio Artists are sponsored by Drs. Tom and Ginger Collier, Alan and Linda Englander, Karen Fruen, Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert, Dan A. Klingenberg*, Peter and Lee Larson, Helen Pierson, Shoshana B. Tancer, Ole and Teresa Thienhaus, Don Williams, and Roma Wittcoff.
The Pullin Opera Studio is also made possible, in part, by generous support from Marion Roose Pullin, Dr. Judith G Wolf, A Gift in Memory of Mario Manetti, Judy and Lee Schuster, Elaine and Robert Shower, Eunice and Carl Feinberg, an anonymous donor, and a consortium of loyal and generous donors.