After recently presenting my Master's Recital at the New England Conservatory of Music, I would like to invite you all to join me now as I perform it once more in honor of my grandmother, Catherine Tierney, who inspired me to become an opera singer all those years ago!
I will never forget one particular childhood memory which has always stood out to me: During one of my many week-long summer visits to Grandma's, PBS was showing the 1998 Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (many of you know this opera is near and dear to my heart as it is the very opera in which I made my debut in 2010!); I remember being entranced, but refused to admit that I was enjoying opera at that age! Grandma laughed and declared that one day I would become an opera singer. No matter how much I protested at the time, from that moment on I've always known deep down I was meant to dedicate my life to making art in music.
The program features Robert Schumann's famous cycle Frauenliebe und -leben and concludes with Benjamin Britten's Cabaret Songs, with selections by Händel, Rossini, and Bizet in between! I am thrilled to be collaborating with Richmond-area pianist, Daniel Stipe.
There will be a light reception immediately following the recital.
I would love to see you there!