OPERA STUDIO
2018 Concerts with the AIMS Festival Orchestra

 

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


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

Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 11:00 – Karl-Franzens-Universität, Aula
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:

Ludwig van Beethoven Leonoren-Ouvertüre Nr. 3, Op. 72b
Leonard Bernstein Fancy Free Three Dance Variations
Johannes Brahms Ungarische Tänze (Hungarian Dances) Nr. 1, 2, 5, 10
Gioachino Rossini Ouvertüre aus La gazza ladra


Orchestra Concert #1 – Himmlische Klänge (Heavenly Sounds)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 19:30 – Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:

Hannah Lash Music for Loss (European Premiere)
Ottorino Respighi Vetrate di chiesa (Church Windows)

Vocal works:
Luigi Cherubini
Ave Maria – sopran

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
I. Allegro. Exsultate, jubilate – sopran
II. Tu virginum corona – sopran
III. Allegro. Alleluja  – sopran

Gioacchino Rossini aus Stabat Mater
Pro peccatis – bass

Franz Schubert
Erstes Offertorium: Totus in corde langueo, D. 136 Op. 46 sopran

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

Giuseppe Verdi aus La forza del destino
Madre, pietosa Vergine – Leonora, sopran
Or siam soli – Leonora, sopran; Padre Guardiano, bass

Giuseppe Verdi aus Otello
Ave Maria – Desdemona, sopran

Antonio Vivaldi
Sovente il sole aus Andromeda liberate – sopran
Filiae maestae Jerusalem RV638 – mezzosopran


Orchestra Concert #2 – Eine Nacht in Paris (A Night in Paris)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:

Giuseppe Verdi Ouvertüre aus Giovanna d’Arco
Jean Sibelius 5. Symphonie in Es-Dur, Op 82

Vocal works:
Gustave Charpentier aus Louise
Depuis le jour – Louise, sopran

Francesco Cilea aus Adriana Lecouvreur
Io son l’umile ancella – Adriana, sopran

Umberto Giordano aus Andrea Chenier
Nemico della patria – Gerard, bariton
Come un bel dì di maggio – Andrea Chenier, tenor

Jules Massenet aus Manon
En fermant les yeux – Des Grieux, tenor
Je marche sur tous les chemins…Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (Gavotte) – Manon, sopran

Giacomo Puccini aus La bohème
Che gelida manina – Rodolfo, tenor
Si, mi chiamano Mimì – Mimì, sopran
O soave fanciulla – Mimì, sopran; Rodolfo, tenor
Quando m’en vo – Musetta, sopran
Donde lieta uscì – Mimì, soprano
Dunque è proprio finita! … Addio, sogni d’amor! – Mimì, soprano; Musetta, sopran; Rodolfo, tenor; Marcello, bariton
O Mimì, tu più non torni – Rodolfo, tenor; Marcello, bariton

Giacomo Puccini aus La rondine
Chi il bel sogno – Magda, sopran

Giacomo Puccini aus Manon Lescaut
Tra voi belle – Des Grieux, tenor
Cortese damigella – Manon, sopran; Des Grieux, tenor
In quelle trine morbide – Manon, sopran
L’ora, o Tirsi – Manon, sopran
Tu, tu, amore tu – Manon, sopran; Des Grieux, tenor
Ah, Manon, mi tradisce il tuo folle pensier – Des Grieux, tenor
Ah, non v’avvicinate…No!  Pazzo son! – Des Grieux, tenor
Sola, perduta, abbandonata – Manon, sopran
Fra le tue braccia, amore – Manon, sopran; Des Grieux, tenor

Giuseppe Verdi aus La traviata
Un dì, felice, eterea – Violetta, sopran; Alfredo, tenor
È strano…Ah! fors’è lui – Violetta, sopran
De’ miei bollenti spiriti – Alfredo, tenor
Madamigella Valery – Violetta, sopran and Germont
Di Provenza il mar, il suol – Germont
Teneste la promessa… Addio del passato – Violetta, sopran
Parigi, o cara – Violetta, sopran; Alfredo, tenor
Prendi, quest’è l’immagine – Violetta, sopran; Annina, mezzosopran; Alfredo, tenor; Germont, bariton;  Dottore Grenvil, bass


Orchestra Concert #3 – Von neuen und alten Welten (From the new and old worlds)

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 19:30 – Stift St. Paul im Lavanttal
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
Giuseppe Verdi Ouvertüre aus Nabucco
Maurice Ravel Boléro
Antonín Dvořák 9. Symphonie in e-moll “Aus der Neuen Welt” Op 95 (only at St Paul)

Vocal works:
Gaetano Donizetti aus Poliuto
Il suon dell’arpe angeliche – Poliuto, tenor; Paulina, sopran

Carlisle Floyd aus Susannah
Ain’t it a Pretty Night? – Susannah, sopran
The Trees on the Mountain – Susannah, sopran

Charles Gounod aus Sapho
Ô ma lyre immortelle – Sapho, mezzosopran

Georg Friedrich Händel aus Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17
Piangerò la sorte mia – Cleopatra, sopran

Douglas Moore aus The Ballad of Baby Doe
The Willow Song – Baby Doe, sopran
Letter Aria (Dearest Mama) – Baby Doe, sopran
Warm as the Autumn Light – Horace Tabor, bariton

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart aus La clemenza di Tito, K621
Parto,  parto,  ma tu, ben mio – Sesto, mezzosopran
Non più di fiori – Vitellia, sopran

Camille Saint-Saëns aus Samson et Dalila
Printemps qui commence – Dalila, mezzosopran
Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse! – Dalila, mezzosopran
Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix – Dalila, mezzosopran

Gaspare Spontini aus La vestale
O nume tutelar – Julia, sopran

Giuseppe Verdi aus Aïda
Celeste Aida – Radamès, tenor
Ritorna vincitor! – Aïda, sopran
O patria mia – Aïda, sopran
Pur ti riveggo, o mia dolce Aïda – Aïda, sopran; Radamès, tenor


Orchestra Concert #4
Operetta meets Bernstein

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 19:30 – Schlossbergbühne Kasematten
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 19:30 – Kunsthaus Weiz
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
Johann Strauß Wiener Blut Walzer Op. 354
Robert Stolz UNO-Marsch Op. 1275
Leonard Bernstein, arr. Jack Mason West Side Story Selections for Orchestra

Vocal works:
Johann Strauß aus Wiener Blut
Wünsch’ guten Morgen, Herr von Pepi! – Pepi Pleininger, sopran; Josef, tenor
Grüβ dich Gott, du liebes Nesterl – Gräfin Zedlau, sopran
So nimm mein süβer Schatz! – Pepi Pleininger, sopran; Graf Zedlau, tenor
Das Eine kann ich nicht verzeih’n – Gräfin Zedlau, sopran; Graf Zedlau, tenor

Robert Stolz
Die ganze Welt ist himmelblau aus Im weissen Rößl – sopran; bariton
Mein Liebeslied muβ ein Walzer sein aus Im weissen Rößl – bariton; tenor; sopran
Wenn die Sommersonne lacht aus Trauminsel – tenor; sopran; mezzosopran
Vater Strauß, schau runter … aus Das Sperrsechserl – Ensemble

Leonard Bernstein aus West Side Story
I Feel Pretty – Maria, sopran
Maria – Tony, tenor
Tonight – Tony, tenor; Maria, sopran; ensemble

Leonard Bernstein aus Candide
Glitter and Be Gay – Cunegonde, sopran
Make Our Garden Grow – Cunegonde, sopran; Candide, tenor; Ensemble

 

Orchestra Concert #5 – Meistersinger

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 19:30 – Helmut-List-Halle
Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst

Orchestral works:
Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes aus Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Gioachino Rossini Ouvertüre aus La scala de seta

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/the-meistersinger-competition/

LIEDER STUDIO

2018 Liederabende


 

Gabriel Dobner, Coach

Lost in Translation

Tuesday, August 7 at 18.00 – LKH Kirche
Wednesday, August 8 at 19.30 – Steinerner Saal, Stift Rein

Exploring various settings of the German Lied Repertoire based on poetry from other languages translated into German.

Composers to include:
Johannes Brahms
Antonin Dvorak
Edvard Grieg
Rudolf Jensen
Erich Korngold
Gustav Mahler
Eusebius Mandyczewsky
Joseph Marx
Felix Mendelssohn
Franz Schubert
Robert Schumann

 


 

Kenneth Griffiths, Coach

Friedrich Rückert Settings

Friday, August 3 at 19.30 – GrazMuseum, Vortragssaal
Saturday, August 4 at 11.00 – Musiksalon Erfurt

Often when one hears the name of Rückert in the context of Lieder settings the name that comes to mind is usually Gustav Mahler.  However, this poet was universally loved and this program will amply demonstrate his popularity.

Composers to include:
Robert Franz
Fanny Hensel
Wilhelm Kienzl
Carl Loewe
Gustav Mahler
Joseph Marx
Franz Schubert
Robert Schumann
Clara Schumann
Richard Strauss

 


 

Timothy Hoekman, Coach

Eine Schubertiade
A Schubertiade

Saturday, August 4 at 19.30 – GrazMuseum, Vortragssaal
Sunday, August 5 at 11.00 – Meerscheinschlössl

Composer:
Franz Schubert

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 16, 2018 at 19:30
Monday, July 23, 2018 at 19:30
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19.30
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 19.30

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

 

Broadway in Love Concerts

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 19:30 – Casino Graz, Casineum
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 19:30 – Konferenzsaal der ams AG, Premstätten

Coordinators and coaches: Michael Ramach and Stephanie Weiss

Repertoire for this concert to be selected from:

As Long As He Needs Me (Oliver) –Bart
Being Alive (Company) –Sondheim
But Not For Me (Crazy for You) –Gershwin
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (The Lion King) –Rice
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Jersey Boys) –Gaudio
Gimme Gimme (Thoroughly Modern Millie) –Tesori
Good Night My Someone (The Music Man) –Willson
The Heather on the Hill (Brigadoon) –Lerner & Loewe
Hello Young Lovers (The King and I) –Rodgers & Hammerstein
The History of Wrong Guys (Kinky Boots) –Lauper
How Could I Ever Know (The Secret Garden) –Simon
I Don’t Know How To Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar) –Webber
I’d Order Love (First Date) –Zachary & Weiner
If I Loved You (Carousel) –Rodgers & Hammerstein
I’m Not That Girl (Wicked) –Schwartz
Love, Look Away (Flower Drum Song) –Rodgers & Hammerstein
Love to Me (The Light in the Piazza) –Guettel
Maybe This Time (Cabaret) –Kander & Ebb
Not a Day Goes By (Merrily We Roll Along) –Sondheim
On My Own (Les Misérables) –Schönberg
People Will Say We’re in Love (Oklahoma) –Rodgers & Hammerstein
Pulled (The Addams Family) –Lippa
Right before My Eyes (Ever After) –Goldrich
She Loves Me (She Loves Me) – Bock
Show Me (My Fair Lady) –Lerner & Loewe
Sibella (A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder) –Lutvak
So In Love (Kiss Me Kate) –Porter
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) –Rodgers & Hammerstein
Someone Like You (Jekyll and Hyde) –Wildhorn & Bricusse
Something Wonderful (The King and I) –Rodgers & Hammerstein
Somewhere (West Side Story) –Bernstein
Suddenly, Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors) –Menken
Summer Nights (Grease) –Jacobs
Tell Me Why (Amazing Grace) –Smith
Till There Was You (The Music Man) –Willson
Too Many Mornings (Follies) –Sondheim
Unworthy of Your Love (Assassins) –Sondheim
Unusual Way (Nine) –Yeston
Waiting (The Addams Family) –Lippa
What I Did For Love (A Chorus Line) –Hamlisch
What Kind of Fool Am I (Stop the World – I Want to Get Off) –Bricusse & Newley
Without You (Rent) –Larson
A Wonderful Guy (South Pacific) –Rodgers & Hammerstein
Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) –Yazbek
You’ll Be Back (Hamilton) –Miranda

 

Der Walzer liegt im Wiener Blut Operetta Concerts (with piano)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 19:30 – Pfarrsaal St. Leonhard (Benefit for Odilien-Institut)
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 19:30 – Casino Graz, Casineum
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 19:30 – Pfarrsaal St. Leonhard (Benefit for Odilien-Institut)

Coordinators and Coaches: Christine Fasser and 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

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 19:30 – Wallfahrtskirche Maria Straßengel
Sunday, July 22, 2018 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

Thursday, August 2, 2018 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 8, 2018 at 9:30 – Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 9:30 – Kirche St. Leonhard
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 9:30 – Heilandskirche
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:30 – Franziskanerkirche
Sunday, August 5, 2018 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 Concerts

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 19:30 – GGZ, Albert-Schweitzer-Klinik
Sunday, August 5, 2018 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 7, 2018 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.)