Studio Artist Daryl Freedman in Recital | Tuesday, Sept. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2010
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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Mezzo Soprano


Tuesday, September 28, 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

Daryl Freedman


Enjoy an unforgettable evening of vocal chamber music when the spotlight shines on mezzo soprano DARYL FREEDMAN in the first Portland Opera Studio Artists Recital of the 2010/11 Season.  These Studio Artists Recitals have proven very popular, turning into standing-room-only events.  The intimate nature of the recitals allows the audience an opportunity to experience the close relationship between composer, singer and accompanist.

In her second season as a Studio Artist, mezzo soprano DARYL FREEDMAN comes to us from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Her opera credits include Juno in Semele, Thelma Yablonski in Later the Same Evening, Olga Olsen in Street Scene at Manhattan School of Music; Spirit in Dido and Aeneas at Central City Opera; Zinnia in L’Étoile at Wolf Trap Opera; and she sang Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Soeur Cadette in Les Malheurs d’Orphee and covered the role of Meg in Falstaff at Temple University.  Daryl graduated with a Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music.  She received a Bachelor of Music from Temple University and has been a member of the Central City Opera Studio, Wolf Trap Opera Studio, Académie Internationale d’Été de Nice and Opera Theatre Music Festival of Lucca.  Last season she sang Aglaonice in Orphée, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti and Venere in Il ballo delle ingrate.  This season she will sing Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, Concepcion in L’heure espagnole and Mama in L’enfant et les sortilèges.

Daryl Freedman Recital Program:

Gustav Mahler
Das Irdische Leben
Wer hat diese Liedlein erdacht?
Liebst du um Schönheit
Hans und Grete

Xavier Montsalvatge
Cinco canciones negras
1. Cuba dentro de un piano
2. Punto de Habanera
3. Chévere
4. Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
5. Canto negro

Francis Poulenc
Banalités, FP. 107
1. Chanson d’Orkenise
2. Hôtel
3. Fagnes de Wallonie
4. Yoyage à Paris
5. Sanglots

Kurt Weill
Nanna’s Lied
Berlin im Licht

Stephen Sondheim
Losing My Mind
Every Day A Little Death
Take Me to the World


WHAT:  Portland Opera Studio Artists Recital: Daryl Freedman accompanied by
            Portland Opera Associate Music Director and Chorus Master Robert Ainsley.
            Recommended donation to support the Portland Opera Studio Artist program: $10.

WHEN:  7:00pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

WHERE:  Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum | 1219 SW Park Avenue


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