Portland Opera Studio Artist Recital: Baritone ANDRÉ CHIANG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 18, 2011
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508, jsheridan@portlandopera.org
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Tuesday, November 8, 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of vocal chamber music when the spotlight shines on baritone ANDRÉ CHIANG in the first Portland Opera Studio Artists Recital of the 2011-2012 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.

Baritone André Chiang is from Mobile, Alabama.  His opera credits include: Sciarrone in Tosca, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Masetto in Don Giovanni (Shreveport Opera); Fouquier-Tinville in Andrea Chénier, Doctor Grenville in La traviata, A Gypsy in Il Trovatore (Mobile Opera); Registrar in Madame Butterfly (Opera Birmingham); The Count in The Marriage of Figaro, Ctésippe in Pénélope, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus (Manhattan School of Music); Belcor in The Elixir of Love (University of South Alabama); Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Schaunard in La Bohème (University of Alabama).  He has a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music and was a member of the Young Artist programs at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Mobile Opera, and Shreveport Opera. Mr. Chiang sang the Pearl Fishers duet with former Studio Artist Brendan Tuohy at the Big Night concert in September.  He will sing Yamadori/Registrar in Madame Butterfly and Young Galileo in Galileo Galilei later in the season.

André Chiang’s Recital Program

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48

John Jacob Niles: Five Gambling Songs

Charles Ives: Memories, Untitled

Samuel Barber: Monks and Raisins, A Green Lowland of Pianos

Leonard Bernstein: Rabbit at Top Speed (from 'La Bonne Cuisine')

Ned Rorem: The Serpent

Lee Hoiby: Jabberwocky

Portland Opera Studio Artists Recital: André Chiang’s accompanied by Portland Opera Associate Music Director and Chorus Master Robert Ainsley.
The recital is FREE, but reservations are required.  RSVP online here.           
Recommended donation to support the Portland Opera Studio Artist program: $10.

7:00pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2011.  

Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum | 1219 SW Park Avenue

For more information call Portland Opera, 503-241-1407.