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OPERA STUDIO
2024 Concerts with the AIMS Festival Orchestra


Opera Studio Singers –
At a later date, you will receive an email asking you to indicate your performance preferences online.
PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL VOCAL WORKS LISTED WILL BE PERFORMED.

 

Opening Ceremonies
Festliche Eröffnung

Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 19:30 – Kunstuniversität Graz, György-Ligeti-Saal
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Hector Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture
Manuel de Falla – The Three-Cornered Hat
Giacomo Puccini – Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Maurice Ravel – La Valse

Vocal works:
Giacomo Puccini – TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #1
Die Zauberflöte
(concert production)

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Marzio Conti
Guest Artist: Johannes Silberschneider

Orchestral works:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberflöte Overture; Marsch der Priester

Vocal works:

NOTE: This concert will be pre-cast from auditions.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from Die Zauberflöte, K. 620

1. Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe – Tamino; Drei Damen
2. Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja – Papageno
3. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön – Tamino
4. O zitt’re nicht – Königin der Nacht
5. Hm! Hm! Hm! – Tamino; Papageno; Drei Damen
7. Bei Männern – Pamina; Papageno
8. O ew’ge Nacht; Wie stark ist dein Zauberton; Schnelle Füße; Es lebe Sarastro – Tamino; Pamina; Papageno; Monostatos; Ensemble
10. O Isis und Osiris – Sarastro; Chor
14. Der Hölle Rache – Königin der Nacht
15. In diesen heil’gen Hallen – Sarastro
16. Seid uns zum zweiten Mal wilkommen – Drei Knaben
17. Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden – Pamina
19. Soll‘ ich dich, Teurer, nicht mehr sehn – Pamina; Tamino; Sarastro
20. Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen – Papageno
21. Der, welcher wandert diese Straße voll Beschwerden; Tamino mein; Wir wandeln – Zwei Geharnischte, Tamino, Pamina
23. Klinget, Glöckchen – Papageno; Papagena
24. Nur stille – Königin der Nacht, Drei Damen, Monostatos
25. Die Strahlen der Sonne – Sarastro; Chor

Tamino: Tenor
Papageno: Baritone
Königin der Nacht: Soprano
Pamina: Soprano
Sarastro: Bass
Monostatos: Tenor
Papagena: Soprano
Erste Dame: Soprano
Zweite Dame: Soprano
Dritte Dame: Mezzosoprano
Erster Knabe: Soprano
Zweiter Knabe: Soprano/Mezzosoprano
Dritter Knabe: Mezzosoprano
Erster Geharnischter: Tenor

 

Orchestra Concert #2
Puccini Gala

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
TBA

Vocal works:

Giacomo Puccini

from Gianni Schicchi 
Firenze è come un albero fiorito – Rinuccio: Tenor
Ah, che zucconi! – Gianni Schicchi: Baritone
O mio babbino caro – Lauretta: Soprano

from La bohème 
Che gelida manina – Rodolfo: Tenor
Donde lieta uscì – Mimì: Soprano
Mi chiamano Mimì – Mimì: Soprano
O Mimì, tu più non torni – Rodolfo: Tenor; Marcello: Baritone
O soave fanciulla – Mimì: Soprano; Rodolfo: Tenor
Quando me’n vo soletta – Musetta: Soprano
Vecchia zimarra – Colline: Bass

from La rondine 
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta – Magda: Soprano

from Madama Butterfly 
Un bel dì vedremo – Cio-Cio-San: Soprano
Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio (Flower duet): Cio-Cio-San: Soprano; Suzuki: Mezzosoprano
Addio, fiorito asil – B. F. Pinkerton: Tenor

from Manon Lescaut 
In quelle trine morbide – Manon Lescaut: Soprano
Sola, perduta, abbandonata – Manon Lescaut: Soprano
Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde – Il Cavaliere Renato des Grieux: Tenor

from Suor Angelica
La zia principessa – Suor Angelica: Soprano; Zia Principessa: Mezzosoprano or Contralto
Senza mamma – Suor Angelica: Soprano

from Tosca 
E lucevan le stelle – Mario Cavaradossi: Tenor
Recondita armonia – Mario Cavaradossi: Tenor
Te Deum – Baron Scarpia: Baritone
Vissi d’arte – Floria Tosca: Soprano

from Turandot 
In questa reggia – Turandot: Soprano
Nessun dorma – Calaf: Tenor
Non piangere, Liù – Calaf: Tenor
Signore, ascolta! – Liù: Soprano

 

Orchestra Concert #3
Ein Lichtschein am Ende des Tunnels – A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 19:30 – Karl-Franzens-Universität, Aula
Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst

Orchestral works:
Anna Clyne – This Moment
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4

Vocal works:

Orchestrated songs of Richard Strauss

Zueignung Op. 10 Nr. 1
Allerseelen Op. 10 Nr. 8
Heimkehr Op. 15 Nr. 5
Ständchen Op. 17 Nr. 2
Ruhe, meine Seele! Op. 27 Nr. 1
Cäcilie Op. 27 Nr. 2
Morgen! Op. 27 Nr. 4
Traum durch die Dämmerung Op. 29 Nr. 1
Das Rosenband Op. 36 Nr. 1
Ich liebe dich Op. 37 Nr. 2
Meinem Kinde Op. 37 Nr. 3
Befreit Op. 39 Nr. 4
Wiegenliedchen Op. 49 Nr. 3
Freundliche Vision Op. 48 Nr. 1
Winterweihe Op. 48 Nr. 4
Frühlingsfeier Op. 56 Nr. 5 (1903/1906)
Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden Op. 68 Nr. 2
Säusle, liebe Myrthe

Vier letzte Lieder Op. 150 für Sopran und Orchester (nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse und Joseph von Eichendorff)
Frühling
September
Beim Schlafengehen
Im Abendrot

 

Orchestra Concert #4
Ich hab’ mich 1000 mal verliebt – An Evening of Operette Music

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 19:30 – Schlossbergbühne Kasematten
Friday, August 9, 2024 at 19:30 – Kunsthaus Weiz
Guest Artist: Thomas Hampson (August 8 only)
Guest Artist: Elisabeth Schwarz (August 8 and 9)
Dirigent: Alfred Eschwé

Orchestral works:
Siegfried Ochs – Kommt ein Vogel geflogen (Thema und Variationen im Stile großer Meister)
Johann Strauß – Unter Donner und Blitz

Vocal works:

Nico Dostal from Clivia 
Ich bin verliebt – Clivia: Soprano

Edmund Eysler from Bruder Straubinger 
Küssen ist keine Sünd – Bruder Straubinger: Bass-baritone
Lied der Oculi – Oculi: Soprano

Franz Lehár from Der Graf von Luxemburg
Bist du’s, lachendes Glück – Angèle: Soprano

Franz Lehár from Die Lustige Witwe
Ich bin eine anständ’ge Frau – Valencienne: Soprano; Camille: Tenor

Franz Lehár from Schön ist die Welt 
Bin verliebt – Elisabeth: Soprano

Emmerich Kálmán from Die Herzogin von Chicago
Ein kleiner Slowfox mit Mary – Mary: Soprano

Emmerich Kálmán from Gräfin Mariza
Wenn es Abend wird…Grüß mir die süßen, die reizenden – Tassilo: Baritone

Jacques Offenbach from Die Großherzogin von Geroldstein
Ein großes Glas – Grand Duchesse: Soprano or Mezzosoprano

Robert Stolz from Die Deutschmeister
Wenn die Vöglein musizieren – Stanzi: Soprano; Ensemble

Robert Stolz from Frühling im Prater
Gibt’s in Wien a Hetz, a Drahrerei – Soprano; Tenor; Ensemble

Robert Stolz from Trauminsel
Ich hab mich tausendmal verliebt – Rubio: Baritone or Tenor

Oscar Straus from Rund um die Liebe 
Ein Schwipserl möcht ich haben – Steffi: Soprano

Johann Strauß from Die Fledermaus 
Täubchen, das entflattert ist… – Alfred: Tenor
Mein schönes großes Vogelhaus – Falke: Baritone; Eisenstein: Tenor
Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein – Orlowsky: Mezzosoprano
Champagner hat’s verschuldet – Orlowsky: Mezzosoprano; Rosalinde: Soprano; Eisenstein: Tenor; Adele: Soprano; Ensemble

Johann Strauß from Die Tänzerin Fanny Elssler
Draußen in Sievering – Fanny: Soprano

Johann Strauß from Der Zigeunerbaron 
Machen wir’s den Schwalben nach – Saffi: Soprano; Barinkay: Tenor

Johann Strauß from Eine Nacht in Venedig 
Schwipslied – Annina: Soprano

Josef Strauss 
Dorfschwalben aus Österreich – Soprano

 

Orchestra Concert #5
Meistersinger

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 19:30 – Helmut-List-Halle
Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst

Orchestral works:
Giuseppe Verdi – Overture from Nabucco
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34

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

2024 Liederkonzerte


 

Gabriel Dobner, Coach

From Vienna with Love

Lieder inspired by Vienna

Monday, August 12, 2024 at 18:00 – LKH Kirche
Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 19:30 – Blauer Salon, Grazer Congress


 

Kenneth Griffiths, Coach

Ein spanisches Liederbuch
Spanish-inspired Lieder

Lieder settings of translated Spanish texts by various German and Austrian composers.

Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 10:30 – Robert-Stolz-Museum, Salon Stolz
Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 19:30 – Blauer Salon, Grazer Congress


 

Timothy Hoekman, Coach

Made in Austria

Songs composed in Austria by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Marx, and Korngold.

Friday, August 9, 2024 at 15:00 – Robert-Stolz-Museum, Salon Stolz
Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 15:00 – Blauer Salon, Grazer Congress


 

Lyndsi Maus, Coach

Alles was die Nacht bringt
Everything that Comes to Pass at Nighttime

From love and longing, to the supernatural and death, this program of Lieder by various German and Austrian composers explores the wealth of German romantic poetry that tells about all the things that come to pass in the night.

Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 15:00 – Robert-Stolz-Museum, Salon Stolz
Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 10:30 – Blauer Salon, Grazer Congress

 

OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

      – for singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists

 

AIMS Artists in Recital

AIMS Artists in Recitals are held at Evangelisch methodistische Kirche (EmK)
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 19.30
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 19.30

Open to all singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists.
Sign up to perform after arrival.

 

Zauberstimmensommerklänge (Magic Voices – Summer Sounds)
Children’s Concert

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 11:00 – Robert-Stolz-Museum, Salon Stolz

A one-hour concert for children. Open to all singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists.
Indicate your interest in performing on the Performance Planning section of the online application.

 

Only Sondheim
Broadway Concerts

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 19:30 – Kleine Komödie
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 19:30 – Kleine Komödie

Coordinators and coaches: Michael Ramach and Stephanie Weiss

Broadway solos and ensembles. Open to all singers.
Indicate your interest in performing on the Performance Planning section of the online application.

Music to be selected from:

Saturday Night
Sooner or Later
Pretty Lady
Another Hundred People
Pretty Women
Lovely
Hello, Little Girl
I Know Things Now
Agony
Everybody Says Don’t
Send in the Clowns
On the Steps of the Palace
Marry Me A Little
It Takes Two
So Much Happiness
Not A Day Goes By
In Praise of Women
Losing My Mind
By The Sea
The Little Things You Do Together
I Never Do Anything Twice
We Do Not Belong Together

 

 

Ein Koffer voller Melodien
A Suitcase Full of Melodies Concerts

Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 19:30 – Barocksaal des Priesterseminars
Monday, July 29, 2024 at 19:30 – Barocksaal des Priesterseminars

Coordinators: TBA

A suitcase full of arias, song, solos and ensembles. Open to all singers.
Indicate your interest in performing on the Performance Planning section of the online application.

 

AMEN!
American Spirituals Concerts

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 19:30 – Münzgrabenkirche, Graz
Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 19:30 – Hundertwasserkirche, Bärnbach
Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 18:00 –  Stiftskirche, Millstatt

Coordinator and coach: Alfonse Anderson

Spiritual solos and ensembles. Open to all singers.
Indicate your interest in performing on the Performance Planning section of the online application.
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

Monday, August 12, 2024 at 19:30 – Kammermusiksaal, Grazer Congress

Coordinator: Piotr Wisniewski

Italian opera arias and ensembles. Open to all singers.
Indicate your interest in performing on the Performance Planning section of the online application.

 

AIMS in Graz Churches
Performance opportunities at Graz church services

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 10:00 – Grazer Dom
Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 10:00 – Grazer Dom
Sunday, August 4, 2024 at 10:00 – Grazer Dom
Sunday, August 4, 2024 at 10:00 – Münzgrabenkirche
Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 10:00 – Grazer Dom

Coordinator: Ethan McGrath

Open to all singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists.
Indicate your interest in performing on the Performance Planning section of the online application.

Repertoire for Grazer Dom masses:
Selections from Handel’s 9 German Arias
Meine Seele hört im Sehen
Flammende Rose
Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise
Künft’ger Zeiten

 

Fiesta Española!
Spanish Concert

Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 19:30 – Kleine Komödie
Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 19:30 – Kleine Komödie

Coordinator and coach: Gustavo Halley

Songs in Spanish from Spain/Latin America and arias from Zarzuelas. Open to all singers.
Indicate your interest in performing on Performance Planning section of the online application.
Bring music you wish to perform.

 

Kammermusik
Instrumental Chamber Music Concert

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 19:30 – Evangelisch methodistische Kirche (EmK)

Coordinator: David Thomas

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

 

An Evening of FUN, SILLY, and LIGHTHEARTED Music
presented by and for the AIMS Family

Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 19:30 – Evangelisch methodistische Kirche (EmK)

Open to all singers, collaborative pianists, instrumentalists, and faulty/staff members.
Everyone is invited to participate!
Indicate your interest in performing after arrival.

Singers – Have a fun, comical song to share? A great Broadway tune to sing? Find a pianist to play for you and let’s hear it!
Pianists – Have some great fun tunes you want to play? A lil’ ragtime or something jazzy? 1P4H?
Instrumentalists – Anyone have some PDQ Bach to play? Some fun duets or trios?
Faculty/Staff – You’re invited to join in the fun, too!