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Program Four • Chansons, romances, et mélodies: Vocal Music from Cosmopolitan Paris

August 11

Add to Calendar2024-08-11 11:00 am2024-08-11 11:00 amEDTProgram Four • Chansons, romances, et mélodies: Vocal Music from Cosmopolitan ParisOlin Hall,
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Musicologist Byron Adams explores the rich variety of songs heard in the Parisian salon. Featured composers range from Giacomo Rossini, the leading light of Berlioz’s youth, to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, whom he met late in life in Russia; younger scions Georges Bizet and Gabriel Fauré; and Pauline Viardot, the mezzo-soprano who created the female lead in Meyerbeer’s Le prophète (SummerScape 2024’s mainstage opera) and whom Berlioz originally envisioned as Les Troyens’ Dido. He himself is represented by three songs from Irlande, a collection reflecting his feel for the cadences of Gaelic‐inspired verse.


11 am • Performance with commentary by Byron Adams; with Jana McIntyre, soprano; Rebecca Ringle Kamarei, mezzo-soprano; Maximillian Jansen, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; and Kayo Iwama and Erika Switzer, piano

Hector Berlioz (1803–69)

Irlande, Op. 2 (1830); songs

Songs and arias by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864); Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868); Franz Liszt (1811–86); Richard Wagner (1813–83); Pauline Viardot (1821–1910); Ernest Reyer (1823–1909); Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921); Georges Bizet (1838–75); Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–93); Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

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