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A Night at the Opera

Saturday, May 11, 2024
7:00 PM
McVinney Auditorum

 
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PROGRAM

 

Chorus of Wedding Guests (Lucia di Lammermoor), Donizetti.
March of the Toreadors (Carmen), Bizet
Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor), Borodin

Chorus

Musetta’s Waltz (La Boheme), Puccini

Chelsea Basler, Soprano


Easter Hymn (Cavalleria Rusticana), Mascagni

Chelsea Basler and chorus

Sous le dome épais (Lakme), Delibes

Chorus sopranos and altos

Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore), Verdi

Chorus

Casta Diva (Norma), Bellini

Chelsea Basler and chorus

 

INTERMISSION

Rataplan (La Forza del Destino), Verdi 

Chelsea Basler and chorus


Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin) Wagner

Chorus

Ain’t it a pretty night (Susannah), Floyd

Chelsea Basler, Soprano

 

Triumphal Scene (Aida), Verdi.
Va Pensiero (Nabucco), Verdi
Chorus

 

O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi), Puccini

Chelsea Basler, Soprano


A Real, Slow Drag (Treemonisha), Joplin

Chelsea Basler and chorus

 

Grammy Award-nominated soprano Chelsea Basler continues to make her mark on an extensive array of operatic roles with her unique combination of vocal appeal and artistry. Praied for her "luminous voice" with its "easy soaring range," she has been noted for her "wonderful acting" and declared "simply superb" by Opera Today. In the spring of 2019, Ms. Basler appeared with the Boston Lyric Opera as Moira in Poultries Ruder's The Handmaid's Tale and made a company debut with Boston Midsummer opera as Clorinda in La Cenerentola. In the fall of 2019, Ms. Basler joined the Metropolitan Opera roster, covering Pousette in Manon. Her other roles include Micaëla in Carmen, the High Priestess in Aida, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Glasha in Katya Kabonova, and the title role of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah.

This will be Ms. Basler's third appearance with the Providence Singers, the most recent being the soprano solo in Brahm's Requiem in November 2021. Her stunning performance in Kim André Arensen's choral symphony The Wound in the Water can be heard on the Providence Singer's YouTube channel.  

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