PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTIST RECITAL: Mezzo Soprano Caitlin Mathes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2012

CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508, jsheridan@portlandopera.org



PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS RECITAL

Mezzo Soprano

CAITLIN MATHES

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

Enjoy a superb evening of cabaret and art song when the spotlight shines on mezzo soprano CAITLIN MATHES, accompanied by THOMAS WEBB. This recital is the final in the 2011-12 Portland Opera Studio Artist Recital series that Oregon Arts Watch called, “cause for optimism about classical music’s future,” and Ms. Mathes offers a fascinating, beautiful and thought provoking program.

 

Ms. Mathes’ recital focuses on pieces banned in Germany during the 1930’s and 40s, called Entartet Musik or “Degenerate Music,” deemed unfit for public consumption on the grounds that it was un-German; influenced by jazz or modernism, or written by Jewish or Marxist composers who dared to oppose the Nazi regime. This program, featuring works from MENDELSSOHN, MAHLER, WEILL and many others, celebrates the breadth and beauty of this work and reminds us of the sad stories of these persecuted artists.

 

Ms. Mathes has been praised by critics for her “natural acting ability” and “vocal agility” and was recently awarded first place in the 2011 Lotte Lenya Competition. This season, she has appeared with Portland Opera in the Big Night Concert and as Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. Upcoming roles include Maria Maddalena / A Scribe in Galileo Galilei and Paquette in Candide.
 


Caitlin Mathes’ Recital Program

 

Gigerlette (from Brettl-Lieder) – Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)

 

Der Blumenstrauss – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

 

Mahnung (from Brettl-Lieder) - Arnold Schönberg

 

Je ne t’aime pas – Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

 

Die Liebe als Recensentin – Franz Schreker (1878-1934)

 

Ablösung im Sommer (from Der Knaben Wunderhorn) – Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

 

Nachtigall (from Sieben frühe Lieder) – Alban Berg (1885-1935)

 

Hölderlin-Lieder– Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944)

1. Sonnenuntergang

2. Der Frühling

3. Abendphantasie

 

INTERMISSION

 

Der Mond – Felix Mendelssohn

 

Geflüster der Nacht – Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)

 

Mond, so gehst du wieder auf (from Abschiedslieder) – Erich Korngold (1897-1957)

 

Five songs by Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)

1. The sprinkling of gardens

2. The mask of wickedness

3. To the little radio

4. And the times are dark and fearful

5. There's nothing quite like money

 

Speak low (from One Touch of Venus) – Kurt Weill

 

Was du mir bist… – Erich Korngold

 

I’m a stranger here myself (from One Touch of Venus) – Kurt Weill
 


 

WHAT:     Portland Opera Studio Artists Recital: Caitlin Mathes accompanied by THOMAS WEBB.
  
 

The recital is FREE, but reservations are required:   
Reserve tickets here                                                         

  
 Recommended donation to support the Portland Opera Studio Artist program: $10.
  
WHEN:7:00pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
  
WHERE:   Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum | 1219 SW Park Avenue
 For more information call Portland Opera, 503-241-1407 or click here