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Signature Recital Series

Posted on: March 18, 2021

Five programs. Five recitals. Five of opera's brightest stars.

Our new Signature Recital Series gives you exclusive access to astounding recitalsfilmed in gorgeous venues across the country and in Europe—on your home screen.

Russell Thomas (our phenomenal Artist in Residence) kicks off the series on April 9th at 5:00 p.m. PT. Susan Graham, Christine Goerke, Julia Bullock and J'Nai Bridges will follow over the next few months with stunning performances of their own. You can get full access to all five of these amazing recitals for just $45 by clicking here. If you're an LAO subscriber, you get a sweet discount: the full package for $30. Want to become a subscriber and start enjoying all (of the many) perks? Click here.

Get even more details on each recital below.

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Russell Thomas, tenor

  • Streaming: April 9, 2021 - July 1, 2021
  • Pianist: Kyung-Mi Kim
  • Filmed at: Atlanta's Spivey Hall
  • Program: Schumann's Dichterliebe (Poet's Love), "Total Eclipse" from Handel's Samson, and love songs by Adolphus Hailstork and Robert Owens.

Susan Graham, MEZZO-soprano

  • Streaming: April 23, 2021 - July 1, 2021
  • Pianist: Jeremy Frank
  • Filmed at: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • Program: A collection of her favorite songs by 20th-century great Kurt Weill, from the yearning "Lonely House," to the tantalizing "I'm a Stranger Here Myself" to the lovely "September Song." 

Christine Goerke, soprano

  • Streaming: May 7, 2021 - July 1, 2021
  • Pianist: Craig Terry
  • Program: Handel, Brahms, and Strauss; Italian art songs; classic show tunes; and other surprises including Carrie Jacobs-Bond’s witty cycle of (very!) short pieces, Half-Minute Songs.

Julia Bullock, soprano

  • Streaming: May 21, 2021 - July 1, 2021
  • Pianist: Laura Poe
  • Filmed at: Blaibach Concert Hall in Germany
  • Program: songs by Wolf, Schumann and Weill, continuing with music by American composers John Adams, Margaret Bonds and William Grant Still, before a grand finale of beloved tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

J'Nai Bridges, mezzo-soporano

  • Streaming: June 4, 2021 - July 1, 2021
  • Pianist: Howard Watkins
  • Filmed at: Harlem School of the Arts
  • Program: Check back soon!

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