Vassalli/Borzoni U.S. Debut & World Premiere
German-Italian baritone Marco Vassalli makes his U.S. debut in the world premiere of two songs by New York composer Clint Borzoni, who is setting to music the poems of Hermann Hesse’s Stufen and Hilde Domin’s Magere Kost for string quartet and baritone. Additional performers include Adler Fellow pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg, violinists Robin Hansen and Alicia Yang, violist Ruth Kahn, and cellist Jennifer Culp.
Both events to be performed in the former Sea Clif home of Ansel Adams, and will include special hors d’oeuvres, wine and complimentary valet parking. Catering by Chef Sam Ehrlich. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Merola Opera Program Scholarships.
Baritone, Marco Vassalli is currently performing in Gottfried Greiffenhagen & Franz Wittenbrink’s The Comedian Harmonists at the Theater Osnabrück in Germany. He will be joining Musica Marin fresh from his run in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the Hannover State Opera. He studied at the famed Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with the great soprano Edda Moser and had gone on to perform with the Eutiner Festival, Bern Symphony, Cologne Philharmonic and opera companies in Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Gera, Gelsenkirchen and Überlingen. From September 2006 to August 2012 he was a member of the ensemble at the Städtischen Bühnen Osnabrück. Some of his roles include Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème and Pelleas in Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande. He is also a gifted exponent of German operetta.
Clint Borzoni’s music reflects his passion for lyricism and functional harmony. He has composed over forty pieces, including a piano concerto, song cycle, percussion quartet, piece for orchestra, two string quartets, and several works for chamber orchestra. He also wrote the music for the full-length musical, “My Life as a Bald Soprano.” He studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici and has won the Morton Feldman Award. He composed the opera “Antinous and Hadrian” for the American Opera Projects’ Composers and the Voice Series. His opera “When Adonis Calls” was performed at the Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers New Composers workshop. He is currently working on his fifth opera “The Copper Queen” for the Arizona Opera’s new works program.
Tickets : $95 | Limited Seating
FRIDAY, January 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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