Music in the Air is coming to Okotoks on July 23rd at 6:30pm!
I'm looking forward to singing with Emilio & Cara in a 40 minute outdoor program which will include opera, classical, piano solos and pop music, located on an acreage at 47 Big Rock Trail (South of Sheep River Blvd, Okotoks).
Bring your chairs or blankets, and share a fabulous experience of live outdoor music.
No formal tickets are required for this performance. The Alberta Symphony Orchestra Society would gratefully accept donations (suggested amount of $25 per person) to help pay for the costs of the Music in the Air Tour.
Parking is available on the acreage and there are no public washroom on site.
ASO would like to acknowledge and thank Art Gieck with Calgary Piano House, the gracious host of this concert!
Aug 4th, 2021 Cathedral church of the Redeemer (corner 7th ave & 1st street SE)
I am thrilled to be singing for a live audience again on Aug 4th with ProArts@Noon. Joining me on stage will be Grace King on piano as well as guest artists of Divas Opera, soprano Kathleen Morrison and Jill Kotchon (piano). We come together to perform a wide range of repertoire including the Divas greatest hits and audience favourites in preparation for their upcoming concert on August 10th at the Calgary Marriott Hotel. www.mezzoking.com
Divas Opera is back for an ‘Encore!’ - returning to the stage and singing for a live audience. The captivating duo will perform on August 10th, 2021 at 7:30pm on the spacious rooftop patio of the Marriott Downtown Calgary with Jill Kotchon on piano. The concert will feature the Divas Opera distinct flair of numerous gown changes, personal anecdotes of their careers, descriptions of what to listen for, and a wide range of repertoire including the Divas greatest hits, audience favourites, and some new surprises as well. They have invited Palladio Music (violin duo) and young singers from the Renert Solo Voice Studio to join them as guests.
September 25th, 2021 at the Polaris Performance Centre for the Arts
This spectacular evening will feature the countless highlights of
CCOC’s incredible 10-year Journey!
The final program and artists are still being worked out, but make sure to get yourself added to the waiting list for early-bird access to the best seats and the best prices!
November 18th, 2021 at Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts
Pierrot Lunaire (Op. 21) is a melodrama by Arnold Schoenberg. It is a setting of 21 selected poems from Albert Giraud's cycle of the same name as translated into German by Otto Erich Hartleben. The work is written for reciter (voice-type unspecified in the score, but traditionally performed by a soprano) who delivers the poems in the sprechstimme style accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble.
Pierrot lunaire is among Schoenberg's most celebrated and frequently performed works. Its instrumentation – flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano with standard doublings and in this case with the addition of a vocalist – is an important ensemble in 20th- and 21st-century classical music and is referred to as a Pierrot ensemble.
I will be singing in the opening act with some incredible artists to open the concert!
From winning the Québec Provincial Gymnastics Championship on Floor to thrilling audiences with her “exquisite vocal command of a three octave range” and the possession of a “warm, agile mezzo-soprano voice”, Canadian mezzo soprano Barbara King is no stranger to the stage...
Barbara’s roles include Carmen (Carmen), Dalila (Samson et Dalila), Flora (La Traviata), Laura (La Gioconda), Dorabella (Cosí Fan Tutte), Maddalena and Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Romeo (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi), Charlotte (Werther), La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), The Third Lady (The Magic Flute), Frugola (Il tabarro), Olga (The Merry Widow), The Confidante (Elektra) and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier).
Barbara has had the pleasure of singing with Calgary Opera, Manitoba Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Kelowna, Opera Nuova, Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy, Mercury Opera, Opera by Request, Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy, Barrie’s Colours of Music Festival, Cowtown Opera, Calgary Concert Opera Company, Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra and Calgary Civic Symphony.