Studio Artist Nicholas Nelson in Recital | Sunday, November 14

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Bass Baritone


Nicholas Nelson

Sunday, November 14, 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum




Enjoy an unforgettable evening of vocal chamber music when the spotlight shines on bass baritone NICHOLAS NELSON in the third 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.

Before his current engagement as a Portland Opera Studio Artist, Nicholas Nelson most recently performed with Central City Opera as a 2010 Apprentice Artist. This past summer, Nelson performed the role of the Bonze in Madama Butterfly under the direction of Catherine Malfitano.  Nelson also sang with Central City Opera in 2009, covering the role of Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Originally from Winthrop, Minnesota, Nelson attended the University of Minnesota as a student of Glenda Maurice. During his study, he performed the roles of Colline in La Bohème, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Seneca in L'incoronazione di Poppea. He has twice won first place in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition and has appeared in recital several times for the organization. In 2007, Nelson won First Prize at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Minnesota District.
This season, Nelson will be singing the Mandarin in Turandot, Gomez in L'heure espagnole and Armchair and Tree in L'enfant et les sortilèges.

Nicholas Nelson Recital Program

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962):

"Quatre chansons de Don Quichotte"

   1. Chanson du depart de Don Quichotte
   2. Chanson a Dulcinee
   3. Chanson du Duc
   4. Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte

Four songs written for the film 'Don Quichotte' starring the great Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin.

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903):

Selections from the "Eichendorff Lieder"

   1.  Der Musikant
   2.  Verschwiegene Liebe
   3.  Staendchen
   4.  Nachtzauber
   5.  Der Schreckenberger


Modest Moussorgsky (1839-1881):

Five selected songs:

   1.  The winds blow, the gusty winds
   2.  The old man's song
   3.  Light of my life, Savishna
   4.  The Classicist
   5.  Song of the Balearets (from his opera 'Salammbo')

"Songs and Dances of Death":
   1.  Lullaby
   2.  Serenade
   3.  Trepak
   4.  The Fieldmarshal


WHAT:  Portland Opera Studio Artists Recital: Nicholas Nelson accompanied by
            Portland Opera Associate Music Director and Chorus Master Robert Ainsley.

Reservations required, free tickets here

Recommended donation to support the Portland Opera Studio Artist program: $10.

Join the artist for a post-recital reception! $10, tickets available here

WHEN:  7:00pm, Sunday, November 14, 2010.

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


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