THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Ms. Claycomb Joins Previously Announced Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato,
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and Conductor Maurizio Benini
on Program Featuring Bel Canto Arias, Ensembles, and Orchestral Selections
Ms. Cabell is Unable to Appear Due to Illness
|Acclaimed soprano Laura Claycomb has agreed to step in for soprano Nicole Cabell, performing this Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini. This concert is the final event in mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s season-long Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Claycomb will join Ms. DiDonato and tenor Lawrence Brownlee for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections. Donizetti’s “Havvi un Dio che in sua clemenza” from Maria di Rohan has been removed from the program. The full updated program is below. Ms. Cabell has cancelled Wednesday’s appearance due to illness.
This March 18 concert will air on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York as part of the fourth annual Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall and hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon. Concerts in the series are available for live streaming on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. During every live broadcast, WQXR and Carnegie Hall will host live web chats, including Twitter commentary by the broadcast team, from backstage and in the control room, connecting national and international fans to the music and to each other. This year, the WFMT Radio Network, the classical music and arts radio distributor and producer based in Chicago, has signed on to distribute select live concerts nationally. The complete Carnegie Hall Live line-up will also be available via WFMT Radio Network to public radio stations throughout the United States and internationally as a 13-part series starting in April 2015.
About the Artists
Recently, Ms. Claycomb has expanded her already formidable repertoire while reviving several of her career mainstays. In the 2013–2014 season, she made her Glyndebourne debut as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with music director Vladimir Jurowski conducting, which was released on DVD/BlueRay. Additionally, she sang her first Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte and Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor with the Bregenz Festival; reprised her Adele in Die Fledermaus at Houston Grand Opera; returned to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Carmina Burana and to the San Francisco Symphony for Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (with Michael Tilson Thomas); made her role debut as Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel with Bergen Opera with Mikhail Tatarnikov; and returned to the Swedish Radio Orchestra in Lutosławski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables with Lionel Bringuier, a cycle she performed with him at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The 2014–2015 season sees her as Amina in La sonnambula at the Bolshoi Theater; Lucia di Lammermoor with New Orleans Opera; Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Bergen National Opera; and Cunegonde in Candide with the Maggio Musicale in Florence. She will also appear in concert with the Oregon Symphony for Carmina Burana; Mercury Baroque in a performance with David Daniels; and L’orchestra Regionale Toscana for Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
Ms. Claycomb began her career as an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera, where she performed over a dozen roles including Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Marie in La fille du régiment. She first captured international attention at the age of 24, when, on short notice, she assumed the role of Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. She has since sung Giulietta with the Bastille Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchester in Munich. Since her meteoric rise to prominence, Ms. Claycomb has proven herself to be an exceptionally versatile soprano, performing more than 75 roles in dozens of works by composers from Monteverdi to Messiaen.
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