Date: February 15, 2019
Contact email: email@example.com
Organization: Festival Opera
Walnut Creek, CA — Festival Opera presents award-winning soprano Shana Blake Hill in recital on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 PM at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. Spanning three centuries of song, the program includes works by George Frideric Handel, Gabriel Fauré, Antonin Dvorak, Ricky Ian Gordon, Carlisle Floyd and others, accompanied on the piano by Victoria Kirsch.
Later this season, Ms. Hill will appear in the title role of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. This recital gives the public a preview of the opera star’s remarkable artistry prior to Festival Opera’s mainstage production.
An alumna of Los Angeles Opera’s Resident Artist Program, Ms. Hill made her Festival Opera debut in 2018 as Tosca in Love, Lust & Laughter. She has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Dayton Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Pacific, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and many others.
In keeping with Festival Opera’s commitment to fostering young talent, some exceptional vocal students from the Contra Costa School for the Performing Arts will be featured at the opening of this performance.
Tickets are $20 for students and youth, $40 for the general public. For tickets and information, please visit www.festivalopera.com or call 925-322-0970.