Get away this July 12 at 7:30pm at Opera America with Classical at the Cornelia's celebrated duo Abigail Wright and pianist Kyungmi Nam as they join forces with up-and-coming American soprano Christina Hourihan on a summer night you won't soon forget.
Ms. Wright is an accomplished singer/actor whose wide-ranging career has taken her from the Metropolitan Opera stage to film, theatre, and Carnegie Hall. Christina Hourihan is quickly moving up the operatic ladder, performing breathtaking roles in operas and concerts from the Delaware Valley to Nevada, to the hills of Italy.
No stranger to living composers and premieres, Ms. Hourihan introduces us to composer Douglas DaSilva, whose pieces "You Caress the Night" and "Dulce et Decorum Est" (world premiere) you will hear at the concert. Award-winning guitarist Kenji Haba of the guitar-cello ensemble Duo Anova will accompany Ms. Hourihan and Ms. Wright on these moving works.
Pianist Kyungmi Nam brings her world-renowned expertise as a recital pianist to the collaboration, heralded for "…an awareness of detail… a clear sense of compositional structure…, a lively, vibrant sound and a wide palette of dynamics and colors." This evening features that wide palette in a way you won't forget, with arias and the "Barcarolle" duet from the beloved and beautiful Tales of Hoffmann, the intensity and sensuality of Carmen and Lakmé, Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, and more!