On Stage at Curtis

An Evening of Arias and Song by the Curtis Vocal Studies Department

An evening of arias and song by the Curtis Vocal Studies Department. The student singers offer arias from such operas as Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, Samson et Dalila and Faust.

Also on the program, selections from such Broadway hits as “Lost in the Stars,” “South Pacific,” “Camelot,” “Carousel,” “Kiss Me, Kate” and “West Side Story.”

We also chat with student singers Julian Arsenault, baritone and Shir Rozzen, mezzo-soprano, about the surprising relationship between the world of opera and the American Musical Theatre.

Music Word of the Week: Coloratura
“A term applied to elaborate decoration, either extemporized or notated, of a vocal melody (by figuration, ornamentation, etc.). A coloratura soprano is one with a high, light, agile voice capable of singing such virtuoso arias as the two written by Mozart for the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote.”
(from the Oxford Dictionary of Music)

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