Austin Opera’s Live from Indy Terrace broadcast continues Friday, September 25 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time with the third of six episodes celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Make plans to join us and let’s watch together: live streams will be launched from our Facebook channel, on our YouTube page, and on our Vimeo channel.
The “BUY TICKETS” link below will take you to our Vimeo page where you can watch live. Note: this is a totally free event!
If you are not available for the live broadcast, no worries! After its initial airing, each complete recital can be accessed on-demand on our Inside Indy Terrace webpage.
Details on this week’s program:
Episode 20, National Hispanic Heritage Week Three: Welcome San Antonio native and in-demand soloist Laura Mercado-Wright, mezzo-soprano, to Indy Terrace! Laura and pianist Nyle Matsuoka skillfully perform selections from Ravel, DeFalla, Bolcom, and Brown for your viewing pleasure. Tune in!
More on our Special Guest Artist:
Recently nominated for a Grammy® Award, mezzo-soprano Laura Mercado-Wright has been lauded by The New York Times as “superb”, “dramatically astute” and “stunningly agile”. Recent performances include the premiere of Fire In My Mouth by Julia Wolfe with the New York Philharmonic as a member of The Crossing, soloist in Bernstein’s Mass with the Austin Symphony, and a special performance of scenes from Hector Armienta’s opera Bless Me, Ultima at the National Opera Center of America.
Other notable appearances include Charles Wuorinen’s cantata It Happens Like This with The MET Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, Desireé Armfeldt in A Little Night Music with Alamo City Opera, premieres by Lembit Beecher presented by Gotham Chamber Opera and Opera Philadelphia, and the west coast premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s one-woman opera, The Raven at the Los Angeles International New Music Festival.
Ms. Mercado-Wright has appeared as a soloist with the symphony orchestras of Austin, Fort Worth, Plano and Dallas, and frequently performs as a soloist with Conspirare, a Grammy® award-winning vocal ensemble based in Austin.
Other collaborations include solos with the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, Tanglewood Music Festival, Fort Worth Opera, Santa Fe Concert Association, Alamo City Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Los Angeles New Music Festival with Southwest Chamber Ensemble, and the Slee Sinfonietta.
Upcoming performances (postponed due to the pandemic) include a premiere of Eric Moe’s chamber opera, We Crossed The River, as well as a premiere with Conspirare by Robert Kyr, performances of Considering Matthew Shepard at the Oregon Bach Festival, a series of solo recitals in central Texas with guitarist Isaac Bustos, and concerts with the Victoria Bach Festival.
In addition to a busy performing schedule, Laura owns and operates a professional Christmas caroling company in Austin called Tinsel (www.tinselsingers.com) and maintains a private voice studio (www.lauramercadowright.com).