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Above: Vivica Genaux.
Photography by Christian Steiner.
Below: Daniel Okulitch.
Photography by Dario Acosta.
George London Foundation Recital Series
This annual series of recitals presents 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.
George London Foundation Recital
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone
Craig Rutenberg, piano
Vivica Genaux began this year performing the role of Epitide in Vivaldi's L'oracolo in Messenia in Caen, France. Daniel Okulitch sang the role of Swallow in Britten's Peter Grimes at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Songs on Text from "Lamento" by Théophile Gautier (Ms. Genaux)
Fauré, "Chanson du pêcheur," Op. 4, No. 1
Berlioz, "Sur les lagunes" from Les nuits d'eté
Viardot, "Madrid," "Berceuse cosaque," and "L'Ausencia"
From Zarzuelas (Ms. Genaux)
Serrano, "Canncion de la gitana" from La alegria del batallón
Chueca, "Tango de la menegilda" from La gran via
Giménez, "Zapateado" from La Tempranica
Songs on the Yeats poem "Cloths of Heaven" by Dunhill, Elwyn-Edwards, Roven, and Evans (Mr. Okulitch)
Songs of Sleep (Mr. Okulitch)
Liebermann, "Good Night," "She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep," and a variation on "To Say To Go To Sleep"
Russian songs (Mr. Okulitch)
Sviridov, "The Virgin in the City" from Petersburg: A Vocal Poem
Rachmaninoff, Aleko's Cavatina from Aleko
Duet to be announced (Ms. Genaux and Mr. Okulitch)
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Series of 3 recitals: $120; $90 for Members
Single ticket: $45; $35 for Members
Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.