George London Foundation Recital
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.
Heidi Melton, soprano
Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenor
Craig Rutenberg, piano
Works to be performed include Trois Chanson de Bilitis by Claude Debussy; English songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, and Frank Bridge; along with arias and duets from Rienzi, Lohengrin, and Tristian & Isolde by Wagner.
Heidi Melton this past season made her role debut as Brünnhilde in new productions of Die Walküre and Siegfried, both at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, in addition to debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic in Ligeti’s Le grand macabre. Kyle van Schoonhoven is currently a first year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow. He will make his debut on the San Francisco Opera stage this coming fall as Young Servant in Strauss’ Elektra, and he will cover the leading role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.