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Details on this week’s program:
Episode 19, National Hispanic Heritage Week Two: Austin Opera is thrilled to present “radiant” soprano Sara Gartland and her esteemed pianist Anthony Manoli from their home studios! Sara and Anthony’s program is sparkling, with selections by Argentinian composer Carlos Guastavino (often hailed as the “Schubert of the Pampas”), an aria from the Zarzuela El barbero de Sevilla, and a sweet closer you won’t want to miss. Special thanks to The Dallas Opera for editing Sara and Anthony’s performances together.
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A native of St. Paul Minnesota, soprano Sara Gartland earned raves as Marie in Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Wozzeck. Mark Thomas Ketterson with Opera News Magazine exclaimed, “The poignant Marie of Sara Gartland was something of a revelation. Gartland delivered the character through a gleaming column of sound that remained incisive yet consistently beautiful throughout the range up to the top C.”
Engagements for last season included Micaëla in Carmen and Musetta in La bohème with The Dallas Opera, Violetta in La Traviata with Arizona Opera, and Marie in Wozzeck with Des Moines Metro Opera. The 2019-2020 season sees her as the cover of Rusalka with Canadian Opera Company, for which she sang one performance, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with San Diego Opera, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major with the Jacksonville Symphony, a role and company debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Minnesota Opera, and a return to her home house in Des Moines as Lisa in The Queen of Spades.
A lover of opera and operetta as well as contemporary works, Ms. Gartland has sung a plethora of roles displaying her talent for dramatic storytelling and comedy. She has also developed close working relationships with some of the best regional opera houses in the country. Performances include the title roles of Rusalka and Jenufa, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, and Alexandra in Regina with The Des Moines Metro Opera, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Violetta in La Traviata, Curley’s Wife in Of Mice and Men, and Alexandra in Regina with Utah Opera, Rusalka in Rusalka and Josephine in HMS Pinafore with Arizona Opera, Marzelline in Fidelio with Opera Omaha, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with Opera San Jose, Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Austin Lyric Opera, Adalgisa (cover) in Norma and Zenna Briggs (cover) in Michel van der Aa’s 3D opera Sunken Garden with The Dallas Opera, and Norina in Don Pasquale with Opera Iowa.
As a member of the prestigious Adler Fellow Program at San Francisco Opera, Ms. Gartland sang numerous roles including performances of Micaëla in Carmen, Pat/Ann in the world premiere of Christopher Theofandis’ Heart of a Soldier, Gerhilde in Die Walküre, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and covered Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro while also singing Barbarina, which was her San Francisco Opera main stage debut. As a Merolini with the Merola Opera Program, Ms. Gartland sang Suzel in Pietro Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz.
Enjoy learning more about Claudia on her website, www.saragartland.com
Pianist and Coach Anthony V. Manoli has worked with some of the leading opera companies throughout the world including the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opera Lausanne and L’Opera Du Rhin as assistant conductor and coach. In addition, the Spoleto Festival in both Italy and the United States, The Los Angeles Opera, The Washington National Opera, Opera New England, Lake George Opera Festival and L’Opera Francais de New York have engaged him as both conductor and pianist/coach. Other duties for Mr. Manoli include prompting for The Washington National Opera and the Palau De Les Arts, Valencia Spain. He has been summer faculty for Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voice, The Miami Summer Music Festival and this season at the Highlands Opera Festival in Canada. Mr. Manoli was a Fellowship coach at the Tanglewood Festival and has worked with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Seiji Ozawa, Claudio Abbado, Robert Shaw, Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Bonygne and Sir Colin Davis. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Rockwell Blake, Edita Gruberova and Barbara Frittoli are just some of the singers with whom he has worked.
Mr. Manoli has given master classes in London, France for the Foundation Royaumont, Denver Opera, the USC School of Music, The Miami Summer Music Festival and at the SIVAM Institute in Mexico City. He received his musical training at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School where he was a staff member. His teachers have included Patricia Zander and Herbert Stessin for piano studies and Alberta Masiello for opera studies.
Mr. Manoli has coached for the Cafritz Washington National Opera’s Young Artist Program, the Los Angeles Opera’s Young Artist Program and more recently at the Palm Beach Opera company for their Young Artist Program. He has also worked at the Canadian Opera Companies Young Artist Ensemble and for the New National Theater’s Young Artist Program in Tokyo where he conducted a series of concerts. Mr. Manoli has been guest faculty for the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors. He is a faculty member of The New School/Mannes College of Music in New York City where he lives and maintains an active coaching studio. He appears frequently in recital with prominent singers worldwide and has been seen on the A&E channel in performance with Mezzo-Soprano Dolora Zajick along with performances on television and throughout Asia with Soprano YoungOk Shin. Other performances include concerts in the United States with Tenor Stephen Costello, Mexico with Tenor David Lomeli and frequent collaboration with Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the United States, London, Canada, Mexico, Spain and France. He is an associate producer for recordings that appear on the Telarc and Naxos labels and is heard on the soundtrack for the Miramax film The Talented Mr. Ripley.
This week’s episode has been generously underwritten by Curby Conoley.