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OPERA STUDIO
2020 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.

 

Orchestra Concert #1
Galakonzert “50 Jahre AIMS in Graz”

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
John Adams – Fanfare for orchestra: A Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Aaron Copland – Symphony No. 3, IV. Fanfare and Finale

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #2
Von Zauberern, Hexen und Geistern

Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst

Orchestral works:
Béla Bartók – Der Wunderbare Mandarin, Op. 19 Sz. 73 BB 82
Felix Mendelssohn – Ouvertüre aus Ein Sommernachtstraum, Op. 21

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #3
Jubilate!

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 19:30 – Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 19:30 – Stift St. Paul im Lavanttal
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Maurice Ravel – La Valse
Ottorino Respighi – Le fontane di Roma

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #4
O mia bella Napoli

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 19:30 – Schlossbergbühne Kasematten
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 19:30 – Kunsthaus Weiz
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Alfredo Casella – Italia, Rapsodia per Orchestra, Op. 11

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #5
Meistersinger

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 19:30 – Helmut-List-Halle
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
Leonard Bernstein – Ouvertüre aus Candide
Richard Strauss – Don Juan, Op. 20

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

2020 Liederabende


 

Gabriel Dobner, Coach

Title TBA

Tuesday, August 11 at 18.00 – LKH Kirche
Wednesday, August 12 at 19.30 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal

 


 

Kenneth Griffiths, Coach

Title TBA

Friday, August 7 at 19.30 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal
Saturday, August 8 at 11.00 – Graz Museum

 


 

Nico de Villiers, Coach

Title TBA

Saturday, August 8 at 19.30 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal
Sunday, August 9 at 11.00 – Meerscheinschlössl

 

 

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 27, 2020 at 19.30
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 19.30

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


AIMS 50 Years of Broadway
Broadway Concerts

TBA – MurInsel (AIMS Short)
Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 19:30 – Konferenzsaal der ams AG, Premstätten
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 19:30 – Casino Graz, Casineum

Coordinators and coaches: Michael Ramach and Stephanie Weiss

Music will be selected from the following:
A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Corner of the Sky (Pippin)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina (Evita)
I Am What I Am (La Cage aux Folles)
I Believe (The Book of Mormon)
I Don’t Know How To Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
I Want It All (Baby)
I Won’t Send Roses (Mack & Mabel)
I’m Alive (Next to Normal)
Let It Go (Frozen)
Lily’s Eyes (The Secret Garden)
Magic To Do (Pippin)
Man Up (The Book of Mormon)
Moonfall (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
Nobody’s Side (Chess)
One Night in Bangkok (Chess)
Out Tonight (Rent)
Pulled (The Addams Family)
So Much Better (Legally Blonde)
The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)
The Schuyler Sisters (Hamilton)
This is the Moment (Jekyll & Hyde)
Unusual Way (Nine)
Waving Through a Window (Dear Evan Hansen)
You Could Drive a Person Crazy (Company)

 

Operetta Concerts (with piano)

TBA – Pfarrsaal, St Leonhard (Benefit for the Odilien-Institut)
TBA – Casino, Restaurant (AIMS Short)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 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 24, 2020 at 19:30 – Pfarrkirche Kainach
Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 19:30 – Wallfahrtskirche Maria Straßengel
Sunday, July 26, 2020 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

TBA – aiola upstairs (AIMS Short)
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 19:30 – Kammermusiksaal, Grazer Congress

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 12, 2020 at TBA – TBA
Sunday, July 19, 2020 at TBA – TBA
Sunday, July 26, 2020 at TBA – TBA
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at TBA – TBA
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 10:00 – Münzgrabenkirche

Coordinator: TBA

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

 

Viva Espana! Spanish Concerts

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 19:30 – Meerscheinschlössl

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 11, 2020 at 19:30 – Pfarrsaal, St Leonhard

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.)