The University of Utah’s Lyric Opera Ensembles’ production of Dialogues of the Carmelites was my first opera. No one warned me that I would need to bring a box of Kleenex! I was completely absorbed by the passion and emotion of all that was playing out before me and at the end of the evening, I had a lump in my throat, my stomach was in knots and I was searching my bag for tissues. Dialogues of the Carmelites is an emotional opera and the University of Utah’s Lyric Opera Ensemble is outstanding. Bravo!
This weekend, the Utah Symphony presented Verdi’s Requiem. I had no idea what it was, but I knew it involved the Utah Symphony, a large chorus, and 4 soloists – a soprano, a mezzo-soprano, a tenor, and a bass baritone. Oh, and I presumed it would not be in English. There is so much about Verdi’s Requiem that I absolutely loved. The music, the singers, the orchestration – it was all amazing!
Salt Lake City Performing Arts Scene Alive and Kicking with Ballet West, Utah Symphony and Lyric Opera Ensemble
This weekend, the Performing Arts scene in Salt Lake City is offering a little bit of something for everyone. With the myriad of choices, how do you decide which performance(s) to attend? Since I have a hard time choosing just one I’ll be attending three; Le Nozze di Figaro, Ballet West and Utah Symphony! All of the Performing Arts are struggling financially. Help keep these Arts alive and thriving by supporting the artists. Go enjoy a show!
Eberhardt, Mihanovic, Moss, Breault and Lee Share the Magic of Christmas with Free Concert in Salt Lake City
With Christmas just around the corner, some of Salt Lake City’s finest musicians are planning to celebrate Christmas with a song. Mezzo-Sopranos Stina Eberhardt and Ana Mihanovic, Bass-Baritone and Pianist Jed Moss, Tenor Robert Breault and Soprano Clara Hurtado Lee will be performing a wide range of Christmas music that spans a millennium! Whether the music is traditional or a new arrangement, the artists promise some surprises along the way. (Dec. 22, 7pm, Dumke Recital Hall, Salt Lake City)
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