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OPERA STUDIO
2019 Concerts with the AIMS Festival Orchestra

 

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


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PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL VOCAL WORKS LISTED WILL BE PERFORMED.

 

Opening Ceremonies

Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:00 – Minoritensaal
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Antonín Dvořák Scherzo capriccioso, Op 66
Guillaume Connesson Maslenitsa
Sergei Prokofiev Symphonic Suite Nr 2, Op 64 “Romeo und Juliet”

 

Orchestra Concert #1
Im Himmel und auf Erden (In Heaven and on Earth)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 19:30 – Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Dirigent: Pietro Rizzo

Orchestral works:
John Adams Tromba Lontana
Johannes Brahms Tragische Ouvertüre
Richard Strauss Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Vocal works:
Arrigo Boito aus Mefistofele
L’altra notte in fondo al mare – Margherita: Soprano

Engelbert Humperdinck aus Hänsel und Gretel
Der kleine Sandmann bin ich – Sandmännchen: Soprano
Abends will ich schlafen geh’n – Gretel: Soprano and Hänsel: Mezzosoprano

Pietro Mascagni aus Cavalleria rusticana
Inneggiamo il Signor non è morto! – Santuzza: Soprano

Jules Massenet aus Manon
Toi! Vous! … Oui! c’est moi – Manon: Soprano and Des Grieux: Tenor

Amilcare Ponchielli aus La Gioconda
Voce di donna – La Cieca: Mezzosoprano

Giacomo Puccini aus Suor Angelica
Senza mamma – Suor Angelica: Soprano

Giacomo Puccini aus Tosca
Vissi d’arte – Tosca: Soprano

Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikowski aus Jeanne d’Arc
Adieu, forêts – Jeanne d’Arc: Mezzosoprano

Giuseppe Verdi aus Il trovatore
D’amor sull’ali rosee – Leonora: Sopran

Giuseppe Verdi aus La forza del destino
Pace, pace, mio Dio – Leonora: Soprano

Giuseppe Verdi aus Rigoletto
Chi è mai, che è qui in sua vece? – Gilda: Soprano and Rigoletto: Baritone

Richard Wagner aus Tannhäuser
Allmächt’ge Jungfrau – Elisabeth: Soprano

 

Orchestra Concert #2
Liebe, immer die Liebe! (Love, Always Love!)

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Giuseppe Verdi Ouvertüre aus Luisa Miller

Vocal works:
Gaetano Donizetti aus L’elisir d’amore 
Una furtiva lagrima – Nemorino: Tenor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart aus Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Dove sono i bei momenti – La contessa d’Almaviva: Soprano
Porgi amor – La contessa d’Almaviva: Soprano

Georges Bizet aus Carmen
Parle moi de ma mère – Micaëla: Soprano and Don José: Tenor
Je dis que rien m’épouvante – Micaëla: Soprano
Habanera – Carmen: Mezzosoprano

Richard Strauss aus Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Presentation of the Rose (Überreichung der silbernen Rose) – Sophie: Soprano and Octavian: Mezzosoprano
Final Duet (Ist ein Traum) – Sophie: Soprano and Octavian: Mezzosoprano
Final Trio (Marie Theres’… Hab mir’s gelobt) – Die Marschallin: Soprano; Sophie: Soprano; Octavian: Mezzosoprano

Antonín Dvořák aus Rusalka
Song to the Moon (Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém) – Rusalka: Soprano

Gioachino Rossini aus La Cenerentola
Non più mesta – Cenerentola: Mezzosoprano

Giacomo Puccini aus Turandot
Tu che di gel sei cinta – Liù: Soprano
Signore, ascolta – Liù: Soprano

Vincenzo Bellini aus La sonnambula 
Ah, non credea mirarti – Amina: Soprano

Giuseppe Verdi aus La traviata 
Parigi, o cara – Violetta: Soprano and Alfredo: Tenor

 

Orchestra Concert #3
Eine Reise durch Italien (A Journey Through Italy)

Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Rani Calderon

Orchestral works:
Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikowski Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Franz Schubert Ouvertüre in C-Dur “in Italian style”

Vocal works:
Northern Italy

MANTOVA
Giuseppe Verdi aus Rigoletto
Questa o quella – Il Duca di Mantova: Tenor
Parmi veder le lagrime – Il Duca di Mantova: Tenor
La donna è mobile – Il Duca di Mantova: Tenor
Caro nome – Gilda: Soprano
È il sol dell’anima – Gilda: Soprano and Il Duca di Mantova: Tenor
Pari siamo – Rigoletto: Baritone
Bella figlia dell’amore – Il Duca di Mantova: Tenor; Rigoletto: Baritone; Maddalena: Mezzosoprano; Gilda: Soprano

FIRENZE
Giacomo Puccini aus Gianni Schicchi
O mio babbino caro – Lauretta: Soprano
Firenze è come un’albero fiorito – Rinuccio: Tenor
Ah! Che zucconi! – Gianni Schicchi: Baritone

VENEZIA
Amilcare Ponchielli aus La Gioconda
Voce di donna – La Cieca: Mezzosoprano
Cielo e mar – Enzo Grimaldo: Tenor
Laggiù nelle nebbie remote – Laura: Mezzosoprano and Enzo Grimaldo: Tenor

Southern Italy

NAPOLI
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart aus Così fan tutte, K. 588
Smanie implacabili – Dorabella: Mezzosoprano
In uomini – Despina: Soprano
Come scoglio – Fiordiligi: Soprano
Un’aura amorosa – Ferrando: Tenor
Una donna a quindici anni – Despina: Soprano
Prenderò quel brunettino – Fiordiligi: Soprano and Dorabella: Mezzosoprano
Soave sia il vento – Fiordiligi: Soprano; Dorabella: Mezzosoprano; Don Alfonso: Bass

CALABRIA
Ruggiero Leoncavallo aus I Pagliacci
O Columbina – Beppe: Tenor
Stridono lassù – Nedda: Soprano
E allor perchè – Nedda: Soprano and Silvio: Baritone
Si può, si può? – Tonio: Baritone

SICILIA
Pietro Mascagni aus Cavalleria rusticana
Siciliana – Turiddu: Tenor
Voi lo sapete – Santuzza: Soprano or Mezzosoprano
Mamma, quel vino è generoso – Turiddu: Tenor

 

Orchestra Concert #4
Operette aus aller Welt (Operetta Around the World)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 19:30 – Schlossbergbühne Kasematten
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 19:30 – Kunsthaus Weiz
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Gerónimo Giménez Intermezzo aus La boda de Luis Alonso
Additional orchestra works TBA

Vocal works:
Federico Moreno Torroba aus La marchenera
La Petenera – Valentina: Soprano or Mezzosoprano

Ruperto Chapí aus Las hijas del Zebedeo
Carceleras – Luisa: Soprano

José Serrano aus Los Claveles
Qué t’importa que no vengo – Rosa: Mezzosoprano

Pablo Sorozábal aus La tabernera del puerto
¡No puede ser! – Leandro: Tenor

Reveriano Soutullo aus La del soto del Parral
Ya mis horas felices – Germán: Baritone

Manuel Penella aus El gato montés
¿Me llamabas, Rafaelillo? – Soleá: Soprano and Juanillo: Tenor

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II aus Oklahoma!
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ – Curly McLain: Baritone
People Will Say We’re in Love – Laurey Williams: Soprano and Curly McLain: Baritone

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II aus South Pacific
Happy Talk – Bloody Mary: Soprano or Mezzo soprano
I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy – Nellie Forbush: Soprano
Younger Than Springtime – Lt. Joseph Cable: Baritone

Additional Vocal Works TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #5
Meistersinger

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 19:30 – Helmut-List-Halle
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Vincenzo Bellini Ouvertüre aus Norma
Igor Strawinski Firebird Suite (1919)

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. https://aimsgraz.com/the-program/voice/meistersinger-competition-and-lieder-studio-awards/

LIEDER STUDIO

2019 Liederabende


 

Gabriel Dobner, Coach

Sünder und Heilige
Sinners and Saints

Tuesday, August 6 at 18.00 – LKH Kirche
Wednesday, August 7 at 19.30 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal

Composers include:
Busoni
Cornelius
Hindemith
Hollaender
Jensen
Alma Mahler
Gustav Mahler
Mendelssohn
Schubert
Schumann
Strauss
Wolf
Pfitzner


 

Kenneth Griffiths, Coach

…nicht nur Spanisches!
…not only Spanish!

Vertonungen von Gedichten Emmanuel Geibels
Musical settings of poems by Emmanuel Geibel

Friday, August 2 at 19.30 – Musiksalon Erfurt
Saturday, August 3 at 11.00 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal

These concerts will be devoted to Lieder settings of texts and translations by Emmanuel Geibel. Original Geibel texts will also be highlighted. We generally know Emmanuel Geibel as one of the translators for Robert Schumann’s and Hugo Wolf’s Lieder with poems translated from Spanish.

 

Composers include:
Robert Franz
Clara Schumann
Charles Griffes
Edvard Grieg
Adolf Jensen
Brahms
Mendelssohn
Pfitzner

 

 


 

Timothy Hoekman, Coach

Wer verbirgt sich hinter dem Namen?
What’s in a Name?

Saturday, August 3 at 19.30 – GrazMuseum, Vortragssaal
Sunday, August 4 at 11.00 – Meerscheinschlössl

These concerts will feature songs with names in their titles.

Composers include:
Mozart
Beethoven
Schubert
Schumann
Brahms
Wolf
Mahler
Pfitzner
Marx
and others

OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

      – for singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists

 

Montagskonzert: AIMS Artists in Recital

All Montagskonzert: AIMS Artists in Recitals are held at Pfarrsaal, St. Leonhard
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 19:30
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 19:30
Monday, July 29, 2019 at 19.30
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 19.30

Singer and collaborative piano participants may sign up to perform on these recitals.


Take Me Back to Manhattan: A Musical Tribute to New York City
Broadway Concerts

Friday, July 19 at 16:30 – MurInsel (AIMS Short)
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 19:30 – Konferenzsaal der ams AG, Premstätten
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 19:30 – Casino Graz, Casineum

Coordinator and coach: John Kolody

Music will include the following:
Cole Porter-Take Me Back to Manhattan
                    When Love Beckoned (on 52nd Street)
                    Down in the Depths (on the 90th Floor)
                    Don’t Monkey with Broadway
Irving Berlin-Harlem on my Mind
Rodgers and Hart- Way out West on West End Avenue
                               I’ll Take Manhattan
Vernon Duke-Autumn in New York
Johnny Mercer-Harlem Butterfly
Victor Herbert- The Streets of New York
Ballard MacDonald-Rose of Washington Square
Chas. Lawlor-The Sidewalks of New York
Herbert Stothart-The Manhattan Walk
Will Jason-Penthouse Serenade
Nacio Herb Brown-Broadway Melody
                               Broadway Rhythm
George M. Cohan-Give My Regards to Broadway

Kander and Ebb-New York, New York

No dancing, but movement ability a must.

Concert dress:
Ladies – audition dress (No black, please)

Men – jacket, colored shirt, tie

 

Operetta Concerts (with piano)

Wednesday, July 24 at 19:30 – Pfarrsaal, St Leonhard (Benefit for the Odilien-Institut)
Friday, July 26 at 16:30 – Casino, Restaurant (AIMS Short)
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 19:30 – Casino Graz, Casineum

Coordinator and coach: Vanessa Bosch

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 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.

 

Spirituals and American Sacred Music Concerts

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 19:30 – Pfarrkirche Kainach
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 19:30 – Wallfahrtskirche Maria Straßengel
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 20:00 –  Münzgrabenkirche

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.

 

Buona sera, Graz! Italian Arias & Songs Concert

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 17:00 – aiola upstairs (AIMS Short)
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 19:30 – Minoritensaal

Coordinator: Piotr Wisniewski

Italian opera arias and ensembles. 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 7, 2019 at 9:30 – Kirche St. Leonhard
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 10:15 – Grabenkirche
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 9:30 – Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:30 – Franziskanerkirche
Sunday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00 – Münzgrabenkirche

Coordinator: Alice Zorzit

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

 

Viva Espana! Spanish Concerts

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 19:30 – Schloss Piber
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 16.00 – Cafe Promenade (AIMS Short)
Sunday, August 5, 2019 at 19:30 – Meerscheinschlössl

Coordinators and coaches: Gustavo Halley and Evangelina Colón
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 6, 2019 at 19:30 – Pfarrsaal, St Leonhard

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.)