George London Foundation Recital
Pairs of stellar opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London prize early in their careers, or recent George London Award recipients, perform in this annual series of recitals. A reception with the artists follows each recital.
Leah Crocetto, soprano
Zachary Nelson, baritone
Mark Markham, piano
Leah Crocetto, who the San Francisco Chronicle’s Joshua Kosman has christened “a major star,” opened the 2016–17 season in her role debut as Aida with the San Francisco Opera and headlined the summer 2017 U.S. premiere of Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais at the Glimmerglass Festival. Zachary Nelson won a George London Award in 2012 and had a 2016–2017 season that brought debuts at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Donner in Das Rheingold and Escamillo in Carmen with Den Norske Opera. The program will include works by Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Schubert, Verdi, and Vaughan Williams.