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OPERA STUDIO – 2017 Concerts with the AIMS Festival Orchestra

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORCHESTRAL WORKS WILL BE PERFORMED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED


NOT ALL VOCAL PIECES WILL BE PERFORMED

 


Opera Studio Singers –
At a later date, you will receive an email asking you to indicate your performance preferences online.

 

Opening Ceremonies

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 11:00 – Aula, Karl-Franzens-Universität
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
John Adams: The Chairman Dances from Nixon in China
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture from The Hebrides, Op 26
Giuseppe Verdi: Ballet music from I vespri siciliani


Orchestra Concert #1 – Eröffnungskonzert

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Giacomo Puccini: Capriccio sinfonico
Gioacchino Rossini: Overture from Semiramide

 

Arias and ensembles from Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti and others. Please list arias interested in performing when filling out the Performance Planning section of your application. Performers will be selected based on Hearings.


Orchestra Concert #2 – Music for a Sacred Space
Dedicated to the memory of Barbara von Künsberg Sarre, AIMS Executive Director in Graz

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 19:30 – Basilika Mariatrost
Dirigent: Leonardo Vordoni

Orchestral works:
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sergei Prokofiev: Sinfonie Nr. 1 in D-Dur, Op. 25 “Symphonie Classique”


Vocal works to be selected from:
SELECTIONS FROM REQUIEMS:
Maurice Duruflé – Requiem, Op 9

Pie Jesu – mezzo soprano

Georg Joseph Vogler – Requiem in Es-Dur
Benedictus – soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor & baritone/bass

OTHER SACRED SELECTIONS:
Johann Sebastian Bach – Messe in h-moll BWV 232

Benedictus – tenor
Laudamus te – mezzo soprano
Agnus dei – mezzo soprano

Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Erbarme dich – mezzo soprano

Leonard Bernstein – Mass
A Simple Song – soprano

Georg Friedrich Händel Joshua HWV 64
Oh, had I Jubal’s Lyre – soprano

Georg Friedrich Händel Sampson HWV 57
Let the Bright Seraphim – soprano

Felix Mendelssohn – Elias Op. 70
If With All Your Heart – tenor
Lord God of Abraham – baritone or bass

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Große Messe in c-moll K427
Laudamus te – soprano
Et incarnatus est – soprano
Domine Deus – soprano & soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore K339
Laudate Dominum – soprano

OTHER SELECTIONS:
Vincenzo Bellini – La sonnambula
Prendi l’anel ti dono – Aminia (soprano) & Elvino (tenor)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Idomeneo K366
Fuor del mar – Idomeneo (tenor)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La clemenza di Tito K621
S’altro che lacrima – Servilia (soprano)


Orchestra Concert #3 – Eine Nacht in Spanien

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
Enrique Granados: Intermezzo from Goyescas
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture from Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie espagnole

 

Vocal works to be selected from:
Georges Bizet – Carmen
Seguidilla – Carmen, Mezzo Soprano
Habanera – Carmen, Mezzo Soprano
Je dis, que rien ne m’epouvante – Micaela, Soprano
La fleur que tu m’avais jetée (Flower song) – Don José, Tenor
Votre toast – Escamillo, Baritone
Nous avons en tête une affaire (Quintet) – Frasquita/Mercedes/Carmen/Le Remendado/Le Dancaire, 2 Mezzos, 1 Soprano, 1 Tenor, 1 Baritone

Gaetano Donizetti – La favorita
O mio Fernando – Leonora di Gusman, Mezzo
Spirito gentil – Fernando, Tenor
A tanto amor – Alfonso XI, Baritone
Vien Leonora, a piedi tuoi – Alfonso XI, Baritone

Enrique Granados – Goyescas
La maja y el ruisenor – Rosario, Soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Non piu andrai – Figaro, Baritone
Se vuol ballare – Figaro, Bass-Baritone
Porgi amor – La contessa d’Almaviva, Soprano
Dove sono I bei momenti – Gräfin Almaviva, Soprano
Deh, vieni non tardar – Susanna, Soprano
Voi, che sapete – Cherubino, Mezzo soprano
Non so più – Cherubino, Mezzo soprano
Gente, gente, all’armi, all’armi! (Finale) – 3 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo, 2 Tenors, 1 Baritone, 1 Bass-Baritone, 2 Basses

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni, K. 527
La ci darem la mano – Don Giovanni and Zerlina, Baritone/Bass-Baritone & Soprano
Deh, vieni alla finestra – Don Giovanni, Baritone/Bass-Baritone
Madamina! I’ catalogo e questo – Leporello, Bass-Baritone
Or sai chi l’onore – Donna Anna, Spinto Soprano
Crudele! Ah no, mio bene…Non mi dir, bell’ idol mio – Donna Anna, Spinto Soprano
Mi tradi quell’ alma ingrata –  Donna Elvira, Soprano
Batti, batti, o bel Masetto – Zerlina, Soprano
Dalla sua pace – Don Ottavio, Tenor
Il mio tesoro – Don Ottavio, Tenor

Gioacchino Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia
Largo al factotum – Figaro, Baritone
Una voce poco fa – Rosina, Mezzo or Soprano
Ecco ridente in cielo – Conte Almaviva, Tenor
La calunnia – Basilio, Bass

Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlos
Ella giammai m’amo – Filippo, Bass
Per me giunto è il dì supremo – Rodrigo, Baritone
Io morrò, ma lieto in core – Rodrigo, Baritone

Giuseppe Verdi – Il trovatore
Stride la vampa – Azucena, Mezzo
Tacea la notte – Leonora, Spinto Soprano
D’amor sull’ ali rosee – Leonora, Spinto Soprano
Il balen del suo sorriso – Il Conte di Luna, Baritone


Orchestra Concert #4
Operette: Bist Du’s lachendes Glück

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 19:30 – Kasematten
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 19:30 – Weiz
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
Otto Nicolai: Overture from Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Franz Lehár: Overture from Der Klavierstimmer (Wiener Frauen)

 

Vocal works to be selected from:
Otto Nicolai – Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Nun eilt herbei, Witz, heit´re Laune – Frau Fluth, Soprano

Albert Lortzing – Zar und Zimmermann
O sancta justitia – Van Bett, Bass
Sonst spielt´ ich mit Zepter – Peter der erste, Baritone

Albert Lortzing – Der Waffenschmied
Man wird ja einmal nur geboren – Georg, Tenor

Carl Millöcker – Der Bettelstudent
Einkäufe machen sollten wir eigentlich – Laura Nowalska, Soprano; Bronislawa, Soprano; Palmatica, Mezzo Soprano
O Durch diesen Kuß sei unser Bund geweiht! – Jan Janicki, Tenor; Bronislawa, Soprano
Ich hab’ kein Geld, bin vogelfrei – Symon Rymanowicz, Tenor
Trink uns zu, trinkt uns zu! (from Act II Finale) Ensemble

Franz Lehár – Der Graf von Luxemburg
Heut’ noch werd’ ich Ehefrau – Angèle Didier, Soprano
Frau Gräfin, Sie erlauben wohl – Angèle Didier, Soprano; René, Graf von Luxemburg, Tenor
Mädel fein, Mädel klein – Juliette Vermont, Soprano; Armand Brissard, Tenor
Trèfle incarnat – René, Graf von Luxemburg, Tenor

Franz Lehár – Die lustige Witwe
Lied vom dummen Reitersmann – Hanna Glawari, Soprano; Graf Danilo Danilowitsch, Baritone

Franz Lehár – Der Zarewitsch
Einer wird kommen – Sonja, Soprano

Robert Stolz
Vor meinem Vaterhaus steht eine Linde  – Baritone
Ob blond, ob braun from Ich liebe alle Frau’n  – Tenor
Wien wird schön erst bei Nacht – Soprano
Im Frühling, im Mondschein, im Prater in Wien from Die Deutschmeister – Soprano
Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt – Ensemble

 

Orchestra Concert #5 – Meistersinger

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 19:30 – Helmut-List-Halle
Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst

Orchestral works:
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite #2
Bedřich Smetana: Overture from Die verkaufte Braut

 

Meistersinger Finalists will sing before a jury and the Graz public. Prizes will be awarded.

Meistersinger Vocal Competition Rules, repertoire requirements and fee are published on the AIMS website.

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LIEDER STUDIO – Liederabende

2017 Liederabende


 

Gabriel Dobner, Coach

Exploring the beautiful settings of Heinrich Heine from Schubert to Zemlinsky
Entdecken Sie Heine! Lieder von Schubert bis Zemlinsky

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 18.00 – LKH Kirche
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 19.30 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal

 

Composers to include:

Johannes Brahms
Fanny Hensel
Franz Liszt
Carl Loewe
Hans Pfitzner
Franz Schubert
Clara Schumann
Robert Schumann
Richard Strauss
Alexander von Zemlinsky

 


 

Kenneth Griffiths, Coach

100 Years of Eichendorff Lieder Settings
Eichendorflieder aus 100 Jahren

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11.00 – St Leonhard, Pfarrsaal
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 19.30 – Stift Rein, Steinerner Saal

A musical journey starting with Schumann’s Opus 45 songs from 1840 and ending with Eisler’s Eichendorff setting of 1943.

 

Composers to include:

Robert Schumann
Fanny Hensel
Felix Mendelssohn
Hugo Wolf
Erich Korngold
Joseph Marx
Hans Pfitzner
Richard Strauss
Hanns Eisler

 


 

Timothy Hoekman, Coach

Poems from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Klingende Gedichte aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn

 

 

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 19.30 – GrazMuseum, Vortragssaal
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11.00 – Meerscheinschlössl

 

Composers to include:

Johannes Brahms
Robert Franz
Gustav Mahler
Felix Mendelssohn
Robert Schumann
Richard Strauss
Ludwig Thuille
Erich Wolff
Alexander von Zemlinsky

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OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

      – for singers and instrumentalists

AIMS Artists in Recital

All AIMS Artists in Recitals are held at St Leonhard, Pfarrsaal
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 19:30
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 19:30
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 19.30
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 19.30

Singer and piano participants will be selected to perform on these recitals.

 

AIMS Broadway Concerts

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 19:30 – Premstätten
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 19:30 – St Leonhard, Pfarrsaal

Coordinator and coach: Eric Gibson

Repertoire for this concert to be selected from: TBA

 

Operetta Concerts (with piano)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 19:30 – St Leonhard, Pfarrsaal (Benefit for Odilien-Institut)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 19:30 – St Leonhard, Pfarrsaal (Benefit for Odilien-Institut)
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 19:30 – Meerscheinschlössl

Coordinators and Coaches: Christine Fasser and Stefan Birnhuber

The Operetta Program at AIMS is a unique opportunity for AIMS singers and pianists to become acquainted with a genre that has a vast repertoire and remains popular in German speaking countries and around the world.  Most Americans only know of operetta through two of its towering hits, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Jr and Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehar.  At AIMS, participants will encounter other works by the famous Strauss and Lehar, as well as operetta gems by composers such as Kálmán, Lortzing, Dostal, and Graz-born Robert Stolz.  Far from being a poor stepchild of opera, operetta has vocal demands no less exacting than opera and a style all its own.  Singers looking to establish themselves in Germany and Austria will find that many opera houses regularly perform operettas and prize performers with skills in this genre.  The AIMS Operetta concerts with piano (in the Graz Casino, the benefit concert for the Odilien Institut in the St Leonhard Pfarrsaal, and in the elegant Meerscheinschlößl) are well-attended by the Graz public, who view these concerts as yearly events not to be missed.  The programs of arias, duets, and ensembles are animated with staging and choreography (de rigueur for this delightful and sparkling repertoire) and often accompanied by a small chamber ensemble.

 

Spirituals and American Sacred Music Concerts

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 19:30 – Strassengelkirche in Judendorf
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 20:00 –  Münzgrabenkirche in Graz

Coordinator and Coach: Alfonse Anderson

Spiritual solos and ensembles. Open to all singers. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring music you want to perform.

Concert dress:
Ladies – floor-length gowns with modest necklines and shoulders covered. (No exceptions)
Men – dark suits with ties.

 

Italian Arias & Songs Concerts

Buon giorno, Graz! Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 11:00 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal
Buona sera, Graz! Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 19:30 – St Leonhard, Pfarrsaal

Coordinator: Piotr Wisniewski

Italian opera arias. Open to all singers. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring music you want to perform.

 

Performance opportunities at Graz church services

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 9:00 – St Leonhardkirche
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 9:30 – Heilandskirche
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9:30 – Franziskanerkirche
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 9:30 – Heilandskirche
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 9:30 – Münzgrabenkirche

Coordinator: Vanessa Bosch

Open to all singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring sacred music you know.

 

Viva Espana! Spanish Concert

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 19:30 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal

Coordinator and Coach: Gustavo Halley
John Muratore, guitar

Songs in Spanish from Spain/Latin America, and arias from Zarzuelas.
Bring music you wish to perform.

 

Kammermusik Instrumental Chamber Music

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 19:30 – Franziskanerkirche

Coordinator: Randy Glasner

Open to all instrumentalists. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring ensemble music you know. (Additional chamber music available in the AIMS library.)