The Verdi Chorus: L'Amore e la Vita
About L'Amore e la Vita
Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls “ the Rom-Com of opera,” will feature selections from two Verdi operas – I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du régiment and L’elisir d’amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes’ Lakmé, and Puccini’s La rondine.
The program will feature four guest soloists: critically acclaimed Los Angeles opera favorite Jamie Chamberlin, praised for her “shimmering tones” and “star-struck vulnerability” by Opera News; her equally acclaimed husband, tenor Nathan Granner, one of the original The American Tenors (Sony Classical), and known for his “vibrant and flexible” voice (The Boston Globe) and for possessing “utter control of a ravishing mixed head sound” (Opera News), celebrated mezzo soprano Danielle Marcelle Bond, who was hailed by the Los Angeles Times with a “Brava!” for her performance in Long Beach Opera’s production of John Adams’ Death of Klinghoffer ; and renowned baritone Roberto Perlas Gómez who, with over 100 roles to his credit, has performed extensively throughout the United States.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.