Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity 2021
My performance is a set consisting of 5 pieces of different variety. The first is entitled Thrice happy lovers from the semi-opera “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell. In this piece, I am playing a goddess named Juno who is singing an epithalamium to a newly-wed couple. Following that is La Conocchia by Gaetano Donizetti. This piece is a short art song where my character daydreams about interacting with the person I love. After this is Chantons Les Amours De Jean by Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin. This song is a quirky piece from the song cycle “Bergerettes”. Here, I am singing about the love of Jenny and John. Next, is Dear Friend from the musical “She Loves Me” by Jerry Bock. The set closes with Adelaide’s Aria from “The Enchanted Pig” by Jonathan Dove. Overall, I enjoy being able to sing pieces with such variety, and getting to convey many different emotions and styles of music!