Songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Singer Ekaterina Semenchuk

Ekaterina Semenchuk, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Rutenberg, Piano

Martin Theatre
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
5:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
6:00 PM
Public Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts
$50/30 reserved
$10 lawn
Ticket & dining package $60

About The Artist

Having won ovations as Fricka in the L.A. Opera’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and in such diverse roles as Sonya in Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Polina in Tchaikovsky’s Pikovaya Dama and Olga in the same composer’s Yevgeny Onegin at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk makes her Ravinia debut in the Martin Theatre before returning on August 4 as soloist in Mahler’s Das klagende Lied. Boasting a repertoire that encompasses everything from the title role of Bizet’s Carmen and Didon in Berlioz’s Les Troyens to the “trouser roles” of Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Niklausse in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, this star of Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater has also been cheered at such prestigious venues as London’s Royal Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala in Milan, Madrid’s Teatro Real and the Salzburg Festival.

Program Notes

All Russian program featuring songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Tchaikovsky: Six Songs Op. 65 *
  Otchevo? (“Why?”) from Six Songs Op. 6 *
  Strashnaya minuta (“The fearful minute”) from Six Songs Op. 28 *
  To bїlo ranneyu vesnoy (“It was in the early spring”) from Six Songs Op. 38 *
  Nochi bezumnїye (“Sleepless nights”) from 12 Songs Op. 60 *
  Sred shumnovo bala (“Amid the din of the ball”) from Six Songs Op. 38 *
  Snova, kak prezhde, odin (“Again, as before, alone”) from Six Songs Op. 73 *
Rachmaninoff: V molchan’I nochi taynoy (“In the silence of the secret night”) from Six Songs Op. 4 *
  Ne poy, krasavitsa, prim ne (“Sing not to me, beautiful maiden”) from Six Songs Op. 4 *
  Ona, kak polden’, khorosha (“She is as lovely as the noon”) from 12 Songs Op. 14 *
  Noch’yu v sadu u menya (“At night in my garden”) from Six Songs Oр. 38
  Rechnaya lileya (“The water lily”) from Six Songs Op. 8 *
  Ditya kak tsvetok tї prekrasna (“Child, you are beautiful as a flower!”) from Six Songs Op. 8 *
  Son (“The dream”) from Six Songs Op. 8 *
  Noch’ pechal’na (“Night is mournful”) from 15 Songs Op. 26 *
  Siren’ (“Lilacs”) from 12 Songs Op. 21 *
  Melodiya (“Melody”) from 12 Songs Op. 21 *
  Eti letniye nochi (“These summer nights”) from 12 Songs Op. 14 *