press release: Beginning with Christmas carols in the lobby, and all the audience singing Christmas carols together for the finale, this beloved annual Madison tradition kicks off the holiday season to a glorious start! Embrace the spirit of the season with our orchestra, opera stars and three choirs for a celebration of sharing hope and joy with all who join us.
Soprano Elizabeth Caballero is a frequent guest at numerous American and international operas, festivals and concert halls. His repertoire includes essentials of dramatic coloratura and the complete lyric repertoire, including Mimì, Bohemian (Metro Opera; New York Opera; Florida Grand Opera; Hawaii Opera Theater); the title role in Puccini Madame Papillon, Musetta, (Bohemian; Violetta, La Traviata (Naples Opera; Carolina Opera; Madison Opera; Pacific Symphony; Orlando Philharmonic; Compañía Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica); Donna Anna (Madison Opera) and Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni (New York Opera; Seattle Opera; Kansas City Lyric Opera); as well as Nedda, I Pagliacci (New York City Opera; Hawaii Opera), among others. In concert she sang the soprano solos of John Rutter Requiem; from Orff Carmina Burana; by Verdi Requiem; by Rachmaninoff The bells and that of Poulenc Gloria. Originally from Cuba, Elizabeth Caballero is an American citizen. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Panamanian-American baritone Nmon Ford begins a new chapter this season as the composer and librettist of Orfeus, a house music opera, which has its world premiere at the Young Vic Theater in London in April 2020; he will also sing the main character. Nmon has found success in an increasingly difficult and dramatic repertoire, most recently with the English National Opera of London in his company and his debut as Crown (Porgy and Bess), preceded by his role and his debut at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival as the celebrant in Leonard Bernstein MASS, Iago (Otello) with the Atlanta Symphony, Jochanaan (Salome) at the Pittsburgh Opera, and the Celebrant (MASS) at the Grosse Festspielhaus in Salzburg with the Mozarteumorchester in Salzburg. He appeared with the Dallas Sympnony in Vaughn Williams’ Symphony of the sea, Chicago Opera Theater in the title role of a new production by Ernest Bloch Macbeth, Atlanta Symphony at Carnegie Hall (Brahms Requiem), St. Louis Symphony (Carmina Burana) and Milwaukee Symphony (Brahms Requiem). After performing the Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Orchester National des Pays de la Loire (ONPL) conducted by John Axelrod, Nmon was immediately rehired by the ONPL for the Kindertotenlieder and Fauré’s Requiem.
It was more fabulous than I imagined. Definitely 5 shining stars! – MSO subscriber
Prelude discussion: Enjoy a 30-minute lecture starting one hour before each concert in the Overture Hall. Free for ticket holders.
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