Music & Morsels: The Met in Marin - An Intimate Recital
June 2019 offers a very special program featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Markarina & rising, young mezzo-soprano Dina El
How often does one have the chance to be on stage with a star of the Metropolitan Opera?
The Osher Marin JCC is delighted to provide this very unique opportunity!
Take your seat on the stage (yes, on the stage itself) and be dazzled by soprano Olga Markarina who has sung leading roles in operas including Puccini’s La Boheme, Verdi’s Rigoletto, La Traviata & Otello; Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor & l’Elisir d’Amore; Mozart’s Idomeneo; Bellini’s Norma, I Puritani & Il Pirata…to name just a few!
She is joined by mezzo-soprano Dina El to sing some of opera’s most beautiful duets!
Pianist Ron Valentino accompanies.
After the recital, Diamond Patron ticket holders are invited to an exclusive Meet-the-Artist Discussion to meet Ms. Makarina & Ms. El and have the special opportunity to join in a discussion about life on-stage and behind-the-curtain!
Reserve your space(s) soon! Because seating is very limited, registration is open until the event is sold out or until noon on the Tuesday before the program – whichever comes first.
Olga Makarina ~ soprano
Born in Archangel, Russia, Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Makarina, made her first New York appearances at New York City Opera in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor and has performed there as Gilda in Rigoletto, Konstanze in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Other roles in Ms Makarina’s repertoire include Ilia in Idomeneo (Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival), Violetta in La Traviata (Kirov Opera) and Eudoxie in La Juive (Opera Orchestra of New York). Ms Makarina has also appeared as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Minnesota Orchestra and in Orff’s Carmina Burana as well.
Olga Makarina appeared twice at the Bard Festival’s Franz Liszt Commemoration in an opera gala singing scenes from Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable and Les Huguenots as well as the final scene of Norma and then as soloist in the Grand Messe of Franz Liszt. In the fall of 2006, she took on the demanding role of Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo at the Metropolitan Opera with James Levine conducting. She sang the role of Gilda in Rigoletto in both the Met in the Parks and during the house season and Elvira in I Puritani.
At Opera Pacific, she was Adina in the Jonathan Miller production of Donizetti’s l’Elisir d’Amore. In November 2007 she sang Bellini’s Norma in a new production at the National Theater Prague, the title role in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at the Slovak National Opera in Bratislava, Adina in Palm Beach, Lucia in Warsaw and performed in recital with Yefim Bronfman. She sang Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride with Olga Borodina with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall in October 2008 and returned to the Metropolitan for Gilda, Manon, Thais and Lucia in the 2008-09 season. In 2009-10 she was Antonia in Les Contes di’Hoffmann and Violetta. During the 10-11 season she returned to the Met for Gilda, Lucia and Antonia and added Mozart’s Donna Elvira and Vitellia, plus the title roles of Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda of Donizetti to her Met assignments.
Her repertoire at the Metropolitan Opera has also included Gilda, Violetta, Eudoxie, Elvira, Rossignol and Lucia. She also performed concerts and solo recitals in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan and sang the opening night gala of the Cesky Krumlov Festival with the Brno Philharmonic in Czech Republic that was televised in Eurovision.
Ms. Makarina added to her repertory the roles of Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello with the National Symphony of Mexico, at the Macau Festival in the production from Covent Garden and with the Bejing Philharmonic, Marguerite de Valois in Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall and Micaela in Carmen with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
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