The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Friday, July 19, 2013
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
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An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars Erin Morley (soprano), Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), and Stephen Costello (tenor), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore.
Erin Morley was most recently heard at the Met as Sister Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites and Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung. She has also sung the Forest Bird in Siegfried and Masha in The Queen of Spades and appeared in several other productions ranging from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut to Shostakovich’s The Nose. She made her debut in Valencia, Spain, as Gilda in Rigoletto. Other performances include Roxana in Szymanowski’s King Roger and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with the Santa Fe Opera, Phédon in Satie’s Socrate with the Met Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore with New York City Opera. She is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and will be heard with the company in the 2013–14 season as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier.
Isabel Leonard‘s Met repertoire includes Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Miranda in The Tempest, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette. She has also sung Rosina at the Vienna State Opera, Dorabella at the Salzburg Festival, a Ravel double bill of L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges and L’Heure Espagnole at Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival, and Cherubino at the Glyndebourne Festival, Paris Opera, and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. Other companies she has appeared with include the Santa Fe Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Canadian Opera Company. She was the 2011 recipient of the Met’s Beverly Sills Artist Award and returns in the 2013–14 season as Dorabella in Così fan tutte.
Stephen Costello has been heard at the Met as Percy in Anna Bolena and as Edgardo and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Other performances include Rodolfo in La Bohème with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, and Los Angeles Opera, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette at the Salzburg Festival, Carlo in Linda di Chamounix and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at Covent Garden, Camille in The Merry Widow with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the title role of Faust with San Diego Opera, and Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore for his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival. He also appeared as Ishmael in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick in Dallas.
Bradley Moore is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and has been an assistant conductor at the Met since the 2001–02 season. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic, accompanied soprano Renée Fleming and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, made several media appearances with violinist Joshua Bell, and appeared in recital with clarinetist Julian Bliss and singers including Ms. Fleming, Christine Goerke, Alice Coote, Eric Owens, Eric Cutler, and Denyce Graves. He has also worked as assistant conductor, coach, and recitative accompanist at the Salzburg Festival, Bastille Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Colorado, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Anchorage Opera.