Spanish Passion, Russian Romance

span-russ-100A special romantic selection for Valentine's Day: Opera Carolina's "Love Notes" concerts features soprano Olivia Gorra, tenor Israel Lozano, and baritone Luis Ledesma joining James Meena and the Opera Carolina Orchestra for songs and arias. Also Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and William Grant Still for string quartet, and Borodin for quartet plus another cello.

 

Listen to the entire program: Spanish Passion, Russian Romance



Billboard and introduction to Tchaikovsky's string quartet - Lauren Rico



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet in B-flat Major
Elina Lev, Kari Giles, violin
Vasily Gorkovoy, viola
Philip von Maltzhan, cello



Introduction to Agustin Lara's Granada - Lauren Rico



Agustin Lara: Granada
Israel Lozano, tenor
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Fernando Torroba: En mi tierra estremeña from Luisa Fernanda
Olivia Gorra, soprano; Luis Ledesma, baritone
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Pablo Sorozabal: No Puede Ser (It Cannot Be) from La taberna del Puerto
Israel Lozano, tenor
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Introduction to Puccini's Chi il Bel sogno di doretto - Lauren Rico



Giacomo Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di doretto from La Rondine
Olivia Gorra, soprano
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Ambroise Thomas: O vin, dissipe la tristesse (O wine, dispel the sorrow)
Luis Ledesma, baritone
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



José Serrano: Canción Veneciana
Olivia Gorra, soprano
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Introduction to Gershwin's Lullaby for Strings - Lauren Rico



George Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings
Jennifer Topilow, Sakira Harley, violin
Viara Stefanova, viola
Jennifer Humphreys, cello



Introduction to Still's Lyric Quartette - Lauren Rico



William Grant Still: Lyric Quartette
Jennifer Topilow, Sakira Harley, violin
Viara Stefanova, viola
Jennifer Humphreys, cello



Introduction to Oteo's Un viejo amor - Lauren Rico



Alfonso Esparza Oteo: Un viejo amor (An Old Love)
Olivia Gorra, soprano
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Georges Bizet: Au fond du temple saint from The Pearl Fishers
Israel Lozano, tenor; Luis Ledesma, baritone
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Gaetano Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima from The Elixir of Love
Israel Lozano, tenor
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Guiseppe Verdi: Brindisi from La Traviata
Olivia Gorra, soprano; Israel Lozano, tenor; Luis Ledesma, baritone
Opera Carolina Orchestra, James Meena



Introduction to Borodin's Quintet in F Minor - Lauren Rico



Alexander Borodin: Quintet in F minor
Elina Lev, Kari Giles, violin
Vasily Gorkovoy, viola
Philip von Maltzahn, Joy Payton-Stevens, cello



End of the show - Lauren Rico