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LBMF: Diaries: The Art of the Confessional

Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00PM

LBMF: Diaries: The Art of the Confessional
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Laguna Playhouse

Part of the 2018 Laguna Beach Music Festival
Festival Sponsors: Judith and Howard Jelinek & Lauren and Richard Packard

Festival Artistic Director
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Myra Huang, piano
Shannon McGinnis, piano
Orange County Women’s Chorus
Hana Kim, set and projection design

BRAHMS: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
Missy MAZZOLI: Songs from the Operas (world premiere)*
JANÁCEK: The Diary of One Who Disappeared (world premiere multimedia event)

*Missy Mazzoli commission sponsored by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting

Many composers have turned to diaries for texts for some of their most profound and personal utterances. This evening explores that tradition, featuring the world premiere of a commissioned song cycle from Missy Mazzoli’s operas and culminating in a world premiere multimedia event built around Leoš Janácek’s powerful Diary of One Who Disappeared, with its exploration of the enduring power of love.

Appearing regularly in the world's premiere concert halls, music festivals and opera houses, Grammy-nominated American tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling tenors performing today. His many opera credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Frankfurt Opera. His growing repertoire includes the title roles in Acis and Galatea and Candide, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Fenton in Falstaff, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Lurcanio in Ariodante.