NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG-the group that "charms audiences with programs that combine meticulous research with an infectious strain of vocal hedonism" (The New York Times)-will mark its eighth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program titled A NIGHT AT THE OPERETTA to be performed on Wednesday, January 16 at 8:00PM in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
This year's concert tours the world of operetta, with witty and charming music from England, France, Spain, Austria, and America by composers ranging from Emmerich Kálmán and Emmanuel Chabrier to Arthur Sullivan and Stephen Sondheim.
Juilliard faculty members Jeanne Slater (choreographer) and Mary Birnbaum (director) join NYFOS artistic directors and pianists Steven Blier (a member of Juilliard's faculty) and Michael Barrett to add luster to A Night at the Operetta.
The evening features nine singers from the Juilliard Vocal Arts program, many of whom performed in last year's NYFOS@Juilliard collaboration: sopranos Simone Easthope and Raquel González; mezzo-sopranos Virginie Verrez and Rachael Wilson; tenors Kyle Bielfield, Nathan Haller, and Miles Mykkanen; baritone Philip Stoddard; and bass-baritone Davone Tines.
NYFOS is proud to continue its eight-year collaboration with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. This partnership trains young vocalists in the NYFOS model of research, program building, text analysis, and performance. From October through January, participants work directly with NYFOS's artistic directors to build and present their own thematic vocal program, write their own program notes, and engage their audience with vivid stagework and verbal commentary-and dazzling singing.