Arias and Barcarolles

A production of  
  

Vittorio Grigolo Sings Verdi

On the program:

Osvaldo Golijov:  "Aria to the Statue of Mariana," from Ainadamar
Kelley O'Connor, Dawn Upshaw and Jessica Rivera; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor

Giuseppe Verdi:  Una furtiva lagrimaQuando le sere al placido from Luisa MillerMa se m'e forza perderti, from Un ballo in maschera
Vittorio Grigolo, tenor
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ABOUT ARIAS AND BARCAROLLES

“You know, I liked that last piece you played; it's got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking to Leonard Bernstein after a White House concert in 1960



Leonard Bernstein was so taken by President Eisenhower’s remark that 30 years later, he produced a song-cycle called "Arias and Barcarolles," with a theme Bernstein described as “The politics of love.”

Similarly inspired, Cathy Fuller lends her voice to the weekend with a program devoted to an exploration of song - and the art of the vocal recital. Perhaps with a Barcarolle or two!

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