Bryn Terfel Recital

Bryn Terfel, Bass-baritone
Brian Zeger
, Piano




Martin Theatre
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
5:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
6:00 PM
Public Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts
$95 reserved
$10 lawn


The stellar bass-baritone who astonished audiences at the Met with his diabolically evil portrayal of Scarpia in Tosca (a role he repeats at Ravinia on July 30) returns for a rare Chicago recital (his first since 1998) of songs and arias in the Martin Theatre. His November recital in San Francisco prompted the critic of the S.F. Chronicle to rave, “Terfel’s theatrical instincts burst through even the most sedately lyrical selections. And when the music called for full-strength tale-spinning . . . Terfel made the most of it.” See for yourself how good the opera world’s ultimate “bad boy” can be!

Program Notes

R. Schumann: Belsatzar,” Op. 57
  Liederkreis, Op. 39
  Romanzen und Balladen (second set), Op. 49
  “Mein Wagen rollet langsam” from Vier Gesänge, Op. 142
Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring (Five Shakespeare Songs), Op. 18
Ibert: Chansons de Don Quichotte

Program also includes a tribute to the Welsh American baritone John Charles Thomas

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