Soprano de Niese to perform in Festival Series

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Festival Series at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will feature internationally acclaimed soprano Danielle de Niese at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

The program will feature works by Samuel Barber, Georges Bizet, Edvard Grieg, Francis Poulenc and Hugo Wolf, and pieces from Handel’s “Semele.”

De Niese’s career got off to a prodigious start with early operatic debuts at the Netherlands Opera, the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan and the Paris Opera. Her 2005 Glyndebourne Festival debut as Cleopatra in a David McVicar production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” brought true international acclaim. She recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Decca Records.

Assisting on the BGSU program will be pianist Ken Noda, musical assistant to James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera. Noda studied with Daniel Barenboim and has appeared as a soloist with the Berlin, Vienna, New York and Israel orchestras.

Tickets are $30, $25 and $18 in advance, and $33, $28 and $21 the day of the performance. For more information, call the Moore Center box office at 1-800-589-2224 or 419-372-8171. Hours are noon-6 p.m. weekdays.

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(Posted February 03, 2009 )