February 11, 2007

February 11, 2007, 2:30 p.m.  
  Kristin Samuelson soprano/pianist
  Hsiao-Ling Wang soprano/pianist
   featuring Richard Tompkins violin

  Art Songs and Arias
Soprano and pianist Kristin Samuelson has appeared throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States in chamber music, opera, oratorio and recital, and has premiered numerous works, including Ned Rorem’s oratorio, Homer, singing the part of Helen of Troy, and John Carbon’s opera, Benjamin, appearing as Madame Brillon. Other opera appearances have included roles with the National Opera Company and Duke Festival in North Carolina, the Banff Festival in Canada, and St. Luke’s Opera in New Jersey. Additional career highlights include recital appearances at Lincoln Center, the American Academy in Rome, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Nantucket Chamber Music Festival and Federal Hall in New York, and she was artist-in-residence at the International Composers’ Conference in Leukerbad, Switzerland.

Soprano and pianist Hsiao-Ling Wang, a native of Taipei, Taiwan, began studying piano at age five and received her formal music education at the University of Southern California.  She has appeared in a variety of opera productions, including leading roles in Cosi fan tutte, The Old Maid and The Thief, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hansel und Gretel, Madama Butterfly, and Die Fledermaus, and she recently joined Orlando Opera in their production of Salome, as the Sklava. Ms. Wang has been the featured soloist with symphonies and choral groups in Southern California, and is well known in central Florida for her numerous concert and recital appearances in the Orlando area. This Intermezzo concert marks her Jacksonville debut. E-mail: baroque_pearl@yahoo.com
  • GRIEG: Three Norwegian Songs
  • SCHUMANN: Frauneliebe und Leben
  • MOZART: L'amerò, sarò costante
    from Il Re Pastore, featuring Richard Tompkins, violin
  • PUCCINI: Un bel di vedremo
    from Madama Butterfly
  • GOUNOD: Ah! je ris de me voir
    Marguerite's "Jewel Song" from Faust
  • VERDI: Vieni! t'affretta!,
    Lady Macbeth's cavatina from Macbeth
  • GERSHWIN: Summertime
    from Porgy and Bess
  • GERSHWIN: I Got Rhythm!
    from Girl Crazy