Titus Art Song Recital Series featuring Matthew Polenzani at SMU Caruth Auditorium, Owen Art Center
Please join us for the second Robert E and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series featuring Matthew Polenzani with acclaimed pianist Julius Drake. A recital series created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of “art song.”
Matthew Polezani has been astounding audiences at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and around the world in recent years with his expressive musicality and passionate performances. His recent collaboration with Drake evokes the “golden age” of recitalists, unafraid to blend and emote as the musical phrase strikes them.
The program (subject to alteration) will open with Beethoven’s “Adelaide,” Op. 46, based on an early German poem of the Romantic Era about an unattainable woman, and continue with songs by Franz Liszt; Five Popular Greek Melodies, a song cycle by Maurice Ravel; Three Melodies by Erik Satie and Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, Op. 29, based on Irish poems from the Middle Ages translated by 20th century literary luminaries including W.H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Seán Ó’Faoláin and Howard Mumford Jones.
This recital marks Polenzani’s hotly anticipated Texas debut.
Performance January 11, 2015 Tickets go on sale Nov. 20!
By Alfred Catalani | Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Set high in the Austrian Alps, the first half of this exciting double bill is the climactic final act of an opera about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn't always love denied.
Everest World Premiere
By Joby Talbot | Sung in English with English Supertitles
On the slopes of Mount Everest, luck and the weather can turn with equal ferocity and swiftness, and dreams die even for the most valiant of men. Composer Joby Talbot joins forces with librettist Gene Scheer to bring us this breathtaking Dallas Opera world premiere! More info