Orpheus and Euridice
November 19, 2011

What happens when Orpheus gives up his mythic lyre for a clarinet? Find out when you see this innovative staging of award winning American composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s reimagining of the classic love story. Graceful and dramatic is the beloved Euridice created by up and coming soprano superstar, Alexandra Loutsion.  World renowned pianist, Alan Smith provides the vibrant keyboard landscape that supports the longing voice of masterful clarinetist, James Sullivan’s poignant Orpheus. "I am not part of anything now" begins the heroine transporting us into a timeless world of pain and joy. Do not miss this provocative and transcendent chamber opera directed by Mark Saltzman.

Click here to read the Glendale News story about the performance.

Alexandra Loutsion recently returned to the Central City Opera as an Apprentice Artist singing Melissa in the North American premiere family performance of Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula. She is also slated to perform Frasquita in Carmen and Dame Elegante in Les Mamelles de Tiresias on the mainstage. She will begin her second year as a Resident Artist with the Pittsburgh Opera singing Annina in La Traviata, as well as Mother and Witch in Hansel and Gretel for their 2011-2012 season. Recognitions and awards include district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Long Beach Mozart Competition winner, Central City Opera John Moriarty Award, and a recipient of the Aspen Music Festival New Horizon Fellowship. She holds a Graduate Certificate and Master of Music degree in vocal arts from USC and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Ithaca College.

$25 in advance / $30 at door / $20 students 

What People Are Saying about Ms. Loutsion:

“Alexandra Loutsion thrived on the demands her role makes in dramatic demeanor
and vocal nuance.”
Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
 
“The depth of talent in the cast was astonishing. Alexandra Loutsion is a dramatic coloratura to watch: Her portrayal…demonstrated this soprano’s voice has the stamina, beauty and size for a main stage career.”
 - Wendy Kikkert, Culture Spot LA

“Alexandra Loutsion thrived on the demands her role makes in dramatic demeanor and vocal nuance.”

- Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
 
“The depth of talent in the cast was astonishing. Alexandra Loutsion is a dramatic coloratura to watch: Her portrayal…demonstrated this soprano’s voice has the stamina, beauty and size for a main stage career.”

- Wendy Kikkert, Culture Spot LA

 

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