Hansel and Gretel

I cannot believe a month has gone by already! The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas flies by so fast! This months Opera focus is Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. This German fairy tale opera took its premiere on December 23rd 1893 making a fitting choice for our December opera (among other reasons of course). Attending HanselContinue reading “Hansel and Gretel”

Recital Program

Laura Libby McCall, Soprano Rachel Hidlay, Piano Seufzer, thränen, kummer, noth                                Johann Sebastian Bach from Cantata No. 21    (1713)                                                (1685-1750) Ich hatte viel Bekummernis (I had a great affliction) BWV 21 C. 1714 (or before; the date of composition is uncertain) text attributed to Salomo Franck (1659-1715), based on I Peter 5:6-11, and Luke 15:1-10Continue reading “Recital Program”