Steven Fredericks, bass-baritone

Steven Fredericks, bass-baritone ​represents the complete package of an artistically satisfying performer. Hailed for his “robust” singing with “great emotional depth” he has made his mark with some of opera’s most celebrated roles. Fredericks’ impressive repertory spans all styles and represents his versatility as a performer. From favorite Puccini roles, […]

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Galina Ivannikova, contralto

Galina Ivannikova is critically acclaimed for her rich, lustrous voice as much as passionate dramatic portrayals. Bruce Michael Gelbert of the NY Art Review raved about her “ her timbre ruby in color, her chest register aptly gusty and her emotional pitch perfect”, “big, glorious Verdi voice in the Golden […]

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Bass Stefan Szkafarowsky returns to CLO

Bass Stefan Szkafarowsky has been praised for the beautiful quality of his bass voice as well as for his impeccable technique. Here in the 2017 -2018 season Stefan will make his debut with the Virginia Opera Company singing the role of The Old Hebrew in their production of Samson and […]

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Jurate Svedaite, soprano from Lithuania

Possessing a vocal artistry and stage presence capable of “transfixing audiences with moments of opera magic,” Lithuanian soprano, Jūratė Švedaitė, has performed throughout Europe and the United States with the Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra, the European Baroque Festival Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the […]

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Belgian‐Israeli soprano Frederique Bosz

The Belgian‐Israeli soprano FREDERIQUE BOSZ first studied piano for 5 years at the conservatory of Antwerp. She began her singing and opera education at the conservatory of Maastricht (the Netherlands) and interrupted this study to work with the Hungarian mezzo‐soprano Ibolya Palatinus in Germany and with Iris Adami‐Corradetti in Padova, […]

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents Bach Concert with CCSU University Singers

CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents Bach Concert with CCSU University Singers By Ethan Sadoian – The theme for the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season is “Reincarnations,” the transformation and reincarnation of musical ideas across the different periods of music history. This idea might not be readily apparent in a concert featuring […]

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Returns for a Season of ‘Reincarnations’

By Ethan Sadoian October 20th and 21st sees the commencement of another season of music-making in Connecticut by the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. – Jim Forgey, the Virtuosi’s principal clarinetist, will be the featured soloist for the performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major at these concerts. Forgey’s association […]

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Feb. 23, 24 “FRENCH IMPRESSIONS”

CHOPIN: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante DEBUSSY: Petite Suite RAVEL: “Le Tombeau de Couperin” – Rafael Lewandowski, piano Rafal LEWANDOWSKI combines in his playing the Polish and French piano traditions. He has performed on concert stages across Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Denmark, Austria), and frequently plays in […]

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Feb. 24 5:30 pm PRE-CONCERT reception at Hartford Club

Feb 24 / 5:30 – 7 PM – Yacht Room at the Hartford Club Pre-concert reception with the pianist Rafael Lewandowski. Also, you will enjoy the menu of Hors D’oeuvres from the Club: Mozzarella and Tomato Skewer with Basil and Balsamic Glaze, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Asian Chicken Potstickers, with Ginger Jus, Artisan Cheese Display, Sliced Fresh Fruit and Seasonal Berries, Beer […]

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March 16, 17 BACH Concert with CCSU University Singers

Choral Concert with CCSU University Singers Music by Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 Jill Maurer Davis – flute, Adrian Sylveen – violin, Michael Korman- harpsichord – Kaffeekantate: “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht”, BWV 211 Kate Callahan-Hardman – soprano, Steven Fredericks – […]

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May 11, 13, 18, 19 AIDA (Verdi)

The Italian opera Aida is considered the “grandest “of Verdi’s many operatic masterpieces. Set in Ancient Egypt it was commissioned to open at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in 1871. Amid much pageantry, unbelievably beautiful expansive music, and a deep emotional impact Aida was a great success and has continued to […]

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June 1, 2 “An American Dream”

Concert Program: Hymnus ad cosmos (Ernesto Ferreri) Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” (Leonard Bernstein) Brunilda Myftaraj, violin Adagio (Samuel Barber) Highlights from An American In Paris (George Gershwin, arr. Jerry Brubaker) Fri Jun 1, 2018 7:30pm First Church of Christ Congregational, 830 Corbin Ave, New Britain, CT – Sat Jun 2, […]

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2018 Greve International Opera Academy and Chamber Music Festival

THE GREVE OPERA ACADEMY & MUSIC FESTIVAL June 11 – July 7, 2018 www.grevefestival.org The 2018 Edition of the festival will feature productions of Aida and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as other concerts and recitals in multiple locations throughout the Chianti region and Tuscany. Opera performances will take […]

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