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Subject: Re: Stellar STARS NIGHT OUT starts off our Glimmerglass weekend (8-10-17)-addendum
From: Alan Savada <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Alan Savada <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:15:53 -0400
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Mr. Ballentine's Aria was 
Amor vida de mi vida from Maravillia by Torroba



> On August 11, 2017 at 10:13 AM Alan Savada <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> This year, we decided to take it easy our first night in Cooperstown and skip the opera (instead there is a Saturday matinee) and have a leisurely dinner followed by the Stars Night Out Cabaret, which is a 60 minute or so cabaret held after the opera featuring many of the season's soloists in opera or non-opera selections. It started at about 10pm with Kevin Miller at the keys doing a great job for all. First up was Frederick Ballentine (Sportin'Life in Porgy&Bess) who sang an amazing aria that I sadly missed the name of ("Amor...pida"?) from an opera he called the Spanish Elisir d'Amore. Talise Trevigne(Bess) gave us a blissful "I Want Magic" from Streetcar, followed by Jarett Ott(Curly in Oklahoma) went the musical theater route with Camelot's "If Ever I Would Leave You," that would have shamed any previous Lancelots! Vanessa Becerra (Laurey in Oklahoma; whom we had the pleasure of sponsoring last summer) was perfect with "Ice Cream" from She Loves Me. I only wish she had d
>  edicated it to the memory of Barbara Cook. William Burden (Scalia in Scalia/Ginsburg & Andrew in Oklahoma) was in stellar voice with Gene Scheer's "American Anthem."  Judith Skinner(Maria in Porgy&Bess, Aunt Eller in Oklahoma) moved to spirituals with "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," while John Holiday wowed (at the piano as well) with "Fly Me to the Moon" and "I Need Thee Every Hour." A duet of the moving "Lily's Eyes" from The Secret Garden, brought back Messrs. Ballentine & Ott and the concert ended with the always hysterical (but even moreso here with local interpretations) of "The Alto's Lament" by Allegra DeVita.
> 
> It was indeed the perfect beginning to what should be a perfect weekend!
> 
> Today: Robin Hood & Oklahoma
> 
> Tomorrow:The Siege of Calais & Xerxes
> 
> Sunday: Porgy & Bess & Scalia/Ginsburg
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> 
> 
> ALAN SAVADA of Washington, DC
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