banner
Beczala. Bliss. Gerhaher. NYFOS. Piau.

2016-17 Season

BeczalaMay 3, 2017
Piotr Beczala
More >

 

BlissNovember 15, 2016
Ben Bliss
More >

 

GerhaherDecember 6, 2016
Christian Gerhaher
More >

 

NYFOSJanuary 22, 2017
NYFOS
More >

 

PiauFebruary 21, 2017
Sandrine Piau
More >

 

Oropesa March 11, 2017
Lisette Oropesa
More >

 

SchwanewilmsApril 20, 2017
Anne Schwanewilms
More >

 

Vocal Arts DC
PO Box 42423
Washington, DC 20015
202-669-1463
info@vocalartsdc.org

facebook

OUR NETWORK PARTNERS

The George Washington University Department of Music
Goethe-Institut Washington
Levine Music
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Wagner Society DC

"My Favorite Song"

Guest contributors select one song that has a special, personal meaning for them, sharing specific reasons about why they find the music and lyrics irresistible, and choosing a performance that they feel ideally captures the spirit of that song.

Archive of Past Selections

PIOTR BECZALA, tenor

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC

MARTIN KATZ, piano

THE GERALD AND ANN K. PERMAN MEMORIAL RECITAL

Beloved for his clarion voice and sunny personality, no artist is in greater demand than Polish tenor Piotr Beczala at the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, or Paris Opera to perform leading roles in operas by Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and other composers. He has also begun to concertize in recent seasons to wide praise at Vienna's Musikverein, Salzburg Festival, the Schubertiade in Hohenems, and at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.

Directions to UDC

More Information >  ..........................................................................................................................................

2016 Discovery Art Song Competition Winner

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Zachary Burgess.

Art, Song, Discovery: bass-baritone Zachary Burgess, winner of Vocal Arts DC's 2016 Discovery Art Song Competition, with pianist Joy Schreier, presents and narrates a program of music inspired by artworks from Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque. Listen to song selections by composers that include Carl Loewe, Johannes Brahms, Henri Duparc, and Kurt Weill and hear how their music offers uncanny visual counterparts to Toulouse-Lautrec's work.

Tickets are on sale at The Phillips Collection

Photo of Zachary Burgess by Sanaz Fahimi, Butterfly Photography.
..........................................................................................................................................

2016 Discovery Art Song Competition Winners

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Millenium Stage
The John F. kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Chloe Olivia Moore.

Vocal Arts DC presents the 2016 winners of the Discovery Art Song Competition: bass-baritone Zachary Burgess and soprano Chloé Olivia Moore present a varied program of art songs in different languages and styles.

As with all Millenium Stage concerts, admission is free

Photo of Zachary Burgess by Sanaz Fahimi, Butterfly Photography.

Photo of Chloé Olivia Moore by Kristen Hoebermann.
..........................................................................................................................................

2016-2017 Season

Vocal Arts DC welcomes you to our 2016-2017 season of exciting debuts and eagerly awaited return engagements. Our normal recital venue, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, will undergo a year-long renovation starting this summer of 2016, and we, like our colleagues at Washington Performing Arts, have chosen the Theatre of the Arts at the Van Ness campus of the University of the District of Columbia as our "home away from home." The concert hall there reopened in the spring of 2015 following its own complete renovation. With 600 seats, fine sightlines and acoustics, and ample knee room for our patrons, it is both a half-block from the Van Ness metro Red Line stop and equipped with its own attached parking garage, which leads directly into the spacious main lobby.

Our 2016-2017 soloists include three exciting and very different sopranos. French soprano Sandrine Piau and her longtime collaborative accompanist, Susan Manoff, have recorded together and drawn rave reviews worldwide. German soprano Anne Schwanewilms has only appeared in Washington once previously-a recital for us that drew raves in January of 2010-and we are thrilled to welcome her return with Malcolm Martineau at the keyboard. Young American soprano Lisette Oropesa is quickly ascending to stardom. The enthusiastic reception given to her New York solo recital debut in January of this year prompted us to invite her to make her Washington solo recital debut. Two other esteemed artists whose only prior Washington appearance together in 2007 occurred under our auspices, baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber, have since then been high on our subscribers' "most frequently requested" list, and we are very glad to bring them back. The always popular New York Festival of Song will return with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett as duo-pianists in a program paying homage to the vocal music of Tchaikovsky. Their young soloists include the outstanding Ukrainian soprano Antonina Chehovska and Russian baritone Alexey Lavrov, who captivated our audience when he appeared with NYFOS in their "Letters from Spain" program in April of 2015. Our season is bookended by tenors: we will open with the Gerald Perman Fund for Emerging Artists recital by the wonderful young lyric tenor Ben Bliss, who will make his New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall just a few days after his appearance here. We conclude with the first Washington appearance of the sensational Polish tenor Piotr Beczala in concert with pianist Martin Katz.


2016-2017 Season Brochure

Click here to purchase a Full Season Subscription.

More Information ..........................................................................................................................................

Single Ticket Purchases

Single tickets for all concerts in Vocal Arts DC's 2016-2017 Season are now available. Single tickets for non-subscribers cost $50.00 each.

To purchase single tickets online, click HERE or call 202-785-9727. ..........................................................................................................................................

Metropolitan Opera Winner

Vanessa Vasquez.

Vocal Arts DC salutes the 2015 Winner of our "Discovery Art Song" competition, soprano Vanessa Vasquez, named a Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on March 19!

Photo of Vanessa Vasquez by Paul Sirochman.

button button

Schools.
Take Song to our Schools Classroom programs presenting young professional singers and song to students around the region inspire the singers and audience of the future.

Young artists.
Discovery Art Song Competition
An annual, juried competition for singers in the greater Washington area. Find more information here.

about useducation current season tickets about useducationcurrent seasontickets

Maintained by WebHarmony LLC.