Join friends and fellow opera lovers for a very special evening benefitting Austin Opera with one of the most beloved musical figures of our time, opera legend mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
This event will take place at The Music Box, the spectacular home of Evonne and Tom Smith on the shores of Lake Austin.
Following a memorable recital with Ms. von Stade, accompanied by Austin Opera Principal Coach & Pianist Nyle Matsuoka, enjoy dinner by Kurant Events with wines specially selected for the evening by Twin Liquors
For additional information, or to make reservations call 512-610-7668. Reservations are limited.
Described by the New York Times as “one of America’s finest artists and singers,” Frederica von Strade continues to be extolled as one of the music world’s most beloved figures. Known to family, friends, and fans by her nickname “Flicka,” the mezzo-soprano has enriched the world of classical music for four and a half decades.
Ms. von Stade’s career has taken her to the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. She began at the top, when she received a contract from Sir Rudolf Bing during the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and since her debut in 1970 she has sung nearly all of her great roles with that company. In addition, Ms. von Stade has appeared with every leading American opera company, including San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Los Angeles Opera. Her career in Europe has been no less spectacular, with new productions mounted of her at Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera Convent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, and the Paris Opera. She is invited regularly by the finest conductors, to appear in concert with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony, and the Orchestra of La Scala.
Ms. von Stade is the holder of honorary doctorates from Yale University, Boston University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (which holds a Frederica von Stade Distinguished Chair in Voice), the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and her alma mater, the Mannes school of Music. In 1998 Ms. von Stade was awarded France’s highest honor in the Arts when she was appointed as an officer of L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 1983 she was honored with an award given at the White House by President Reagan in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts.