WORD AND MELODY

Sunday, February 21, 2016

2:30PM – 4:30 PM EST

Steinway Piano Gallery

11611 Old Georgetown Rd

North Bethesda, MD 20852

Concert program includes spellbinding song cycles by Richard Strauss and Sergey Rachmaninoff performed by delightful Russian soprano Yulia Petrachuk. Sensational Peruvian baritone Jose Sacin will perform beautiful song selections by Giuseppe Verdiand colorful song cycle by Joaquin Turina. The concert will be completed with touching duet of Nedda and Silvio from Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci and duet from the operetta Die Lustige Witwe by Franz Lehar.


CONCERT PROGRAM

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

  • Brindisi (A Toast)
  • In solitaria stanza (In a Lonely Room)
  • Stornello (Story)
  • L’esule (The Exile)

Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)

  • Ruhe, meine Seele! (Rest, My Soul!)
  • Cäcilie (Cecily)
  • Heimliche Aufforderung (Secret Invitation)
  • Morgen (Morning)

Joaquín Turina (1882 – 1949)

  • Nunca olvida (Never Forget)
  • Cantares (Songs)
  • Los dos miedos (The Two Fears)
  • Las locas por amor (The extremes of love)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943

  • Здесь хорошо (How Fair This Place)
  • Я жду тебя! (I Wait for You)
  • В молчаеньи ночи тайной  (In the Silence of the Night)
  • Сон (The Sleep)Весенние Воды (Spring Waters)

Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857 – 1919)

  • Duet of Silvio and Nedda from the opera “Pagliacci”

Franz Lehar (1870 – 1948)

  • Duet of Hanna and Danilo from the operetta “Die Lustige Witwe”



ARTISTS

Yulia Petrachuk, soprano

Born in Russia, Ms. Petrachuk studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and is a graduate of Bern Opera Studio in Bern, Switzerland. Recently she performed Fiordiligi’s role (Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte) with Opera Camerata in Washington DC. In 2014, she performed Iolanta (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta) and Nedda (Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci) with Vocal Production NYC. Also in 2014, she sang Mimi (La Boheme), Adina (Elixir of Love) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with Dicapo Opera Theater, and Fiordiligi’s role with Bethesda Summer Opera Festival. In January 2014 Yulia had her debut in The Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.Her performed roles include: First Lady in (Mozart’s The Magic Flute) with Ash Lawn Opera Festival; Princess Nicolette with State Theatre Bern, Switzerland (Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges); Elisa (Mozart’s The Shepherd King) and Pergolesi’s Flaminio (Il Flaminio) with State Theatre Biel, Switzerland; Kupava(Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden) at Philharmonic Concert Hall, Lithuania; Mimi with Opera Ischia, Italy and with Moscow Great Hall, Russia; Semphira (Rachmaninoff’s Aleko) and Euridice (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice) in Moscow.In 2013 Yulia received a Grant by The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridge, NYC. In 2015, she was a Finalist of the New Jersey State Opera Vocal Competition and Vocal Arts DC Discovery Series Competition. Recently she became a winner of the Montpelier Arts Center’s Classical Recital Series Competition in Washington DC. It was earlier in 2015 that Ms. Petrachuk began her collaboration with the American composer Emmanuel Dubois, who wrote the song cycle named “Yulia” dedicated to her.Her future engagements include concerts and operatic performances in Fort Myers FL, New York City, Washington DC, Moscow, Tula (Russia), and France

Jose Sacin, baritone

Known for his expressive voice of “liquid gold and the stage presence of a lion” (DC Theatre Scene). Peruvian native Jose Sacín is considered one of the leading South America baritones of our time. He has performed and collaborated with the leading figures of the opera and music world today including; a nationally televised performance for Pope Benedict XVI alongside Placido Domingo at Nationals Stadium in Washington, DC; with Gregory Buchalter of the Metropolitan Opera; the Chilean soprano Veronica Villaroel; American soprano Alessandra Marc, Enrique Ricci and Will Crutchfield. He performed the world premiere of selected passages from the newly discovered version of Verdi’s, La Forza del Destino with Philip Gossett at the Caramoor International Festival.

Tatiana Loisha, piano

Tatiana Loisha studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Music, Minsk, Belarus, where she graduated with a BA in piano performance and a graduate degree in collaborative piano. Tatiana is a winner of the Shostakovitch competition (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001), International Competition for Young Pianists (Brest, France, 2002), and also a winner of contests for singers and pianists duets in Vilnius, Lithuania, 2006; St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006; Kazan, Russia, 2007.