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Opera Soprano, Sarah Arneson

Opera Soprano, Sarah Arneson

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Red Cloud Opera House
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970

World-renowned opera soprano and Red Cloud native Sarah Arneson returns Saturday, October 3, for a 7:00 pm performance. Arneson, accompanied by her husband, pianist George Kern, will perform operatic pieces from composers who were alive during Willa Cather's lifetime. The duo has selected opera arias from two of her favorite composers, Puccini and Verdi. The libretto to a third aria by Weill was written by Langston Hughes, the famous Kansas American poet, who corresponded with Cather.

Arneson and Kern will perform songs and piano music of Brahms and Liszt, as well as arias from Weill's Street Scene, Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Mozart's "Bella mia fiamma."

Sarah Arneson has been an Associate Professor of Voice at many prestigious educational institutions across the United States.  She has been a regular soloist in the opera houses of Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, and Stuttgart.  She has appeared with the Boston and Detroit Operas and was a soloist in the world premier of Pulitzer Prize winner William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. Sarah also founded an award-winning chamber opera program for young singers with stage director Marc Andre Angelini. 

Sponsored by:

Heritage Bank 
Aleck & Frances Arneson Family Farms
Rick and Barb Kudrna

Tentative List of Pieces for Performance

Tentative List of Pieces for Performance
Tentative List of Pieces for Performance

BRAHMS (1833-1897)

Verzagen (von Lemcke)

An den Mond (Simrock)

Wenn du nur zu weilen lächelst (Daumer)

Wir wandelten (Daumer)

Geheimnis (Candidus)

Ständchen (Kugler)

In Waldeseinsamkeit (von Lemcke)

Meine Lieder (Frey)

LISZT (1811-1896)

Freudvoll und leidvoll (Goethe)

Morgens, steh’ ich auf und frage (Heine)

S’il est un charmant gazon (Hugo)

O quand je dors (Hugo)

Enfant, si j’était rois! (Hugo)

BRAHMS (1833-1897)

Op. 119


“Bella mia fiamma” K. 528

PUCCINI (1858-1924)

Spira sul mare, sull‘ la terra (Butterfly)

WEILL (1900-1950)

Lonely House (Langston Hughes) (Street Scene)