Friday, July 15, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance.
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
MAHLER Symphony No. 5
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In memory of Henry Janiec.
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Keith Lockhart, conductor
See Keith Lockhart's biography.
NICOLE CABELL, soprano
Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2005, Nicole Cabell is now one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos in the world.
This season Ms. Cabell debuts at Grand Théâtre de Genève in the title role of Alcina, and returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Violetta (La traviata), Cincinnati Opera for her role debut as Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Lyric Opera of Chicago as Hanna (Die lustige Witwe) and Atlanta Opera as Juliette (Roméo et Juliette). Especially adept in French repertoire, Ms. Cabell has sung Leïla (Les pêcheurs de perles) for Santa Fe Opera and Juliette for Palm Beach and Cincinnati Operas. She has recently toured with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Poulenc's Gloria under Charles Dutoit, as well as wit the Orchestre National de France singing Poulenc's Stabat Mater under Jean-Claude Casadesus. Last season she appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra singing Debussy's La damoiselle élue.
Full lyric roles are equally prominent and Ms. Cabell recently made an acclaimed role and company debut as Mimì (La bohème) with Opéra national de Paris, and her company debut as Giulietta (I capuleti e I Montecchi) with San Francisco Opera. She has also appeared as Adina (L'elisir d'amore) at both the Gran Teatro del Liceu and the New National Theatre, Tokyo. Showcasing her pre-eminence in the music of Mozart, Cabell has sung Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in Montreal, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in Tokyo.
Ms. Cabell's concert highlights include Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with both Sinfónica de Galicia and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Elgar's The Apostles with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis. Ms. Cabell's debut album for Decca - Soprano - was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone Magazine and has received widespread critical acclaim, winning the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d'Or from the Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award. Other recording projects include the title role in Donizetti's Imelda de' Lambertazzi for Opera Rara.
Mahler: Symphony No. 5