This virtual performance will premiere on December 13 at 7:30pm. Visit https://youtu.be/lpOJOXnwuAE or press the play button in the video space below and the performance will premiere once available.
From the opera hall to the music room—tracking how the melodrama and extravaganza of the operatic stage finds its way into the intimate world of chamber music. Familiar and beloved arias from Italian, French and German operas stud the program, both in their original as well as transformed to become vehicles for instrumental virtuosity and new delight. No lesser figures than Paganini, Liszt, Vladimir Horowitz—and even Beethoven—borrowed from Wagner, Bizet, Mozart and Rossini to create equally captivating progeny. Metropolitan opera soprano Danielle Talamantes, baritone Kerry Wilkerson, violinist Peter Zazofsky, pianist Max Levinson and cellist Yehuda Hanani share the adventure.