Saturday, August 7
6pm Cocktail reception
In remembrance of Ingeborg Ten Haeff and Jack Lenor Larsen
What better way to celebrate a mid-summer’s eve than with Eve Queler? Join us Saturday, August 7 to welcome back to LongHouse our dear friend, world-recognized maestro and Artistic Director Emerita of the Opera Orchestra of New York. Ms. Queler’s illustrious career is well-known in the states and abroad. She conducted the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, and Orchestra Sinfonia Siciliana in Palemo and has directed more than 100 operas in concert at Carnegie Hall, many rarely performed, bringing them to the attention of the American public. Eve Queler is the recipient of the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres and is a National Endowment for the Arts honoree. For this performance, she will be joined at the piano by two colleagues, tenor, Matthew White and soprano Teresa Castillo, who will entertain us with works by Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, Gounod, and Mascagni.
Mr. White, a Virginia native, is a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He has performed in La Traviata, Die Zauberflote, Romeo and Juliet, Cosi fan Tutte, Sweeney Todd, Madame Butterfly and Rigoletto. His numerous awards include Top Prize in the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition and First Prize from the Mario Lanza Institute.
Costa Rican-American soprano, Teresa Castillo has been hailed by Opera News for exhibiting “a clean, concentrated sound and a lovely, intelligent musicianship.” Her operatic repertoire includes Juliet
in Romeo and Juliet, Madame Mao in Nixon in China, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor and more. She has performed with opera companies throughout the states and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Denver Lyric Opera Guild and the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition.
This presentation has been underwritten by John Githens