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Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 13: LIEDER

KABARET SEASON: LIEDER - German Art Song
Saturday, March 13 @ 8pm
Vancouver Alpen Club, 4875 Victoria Drive
$20 advance tickets available at http://www.vancouveralpenclub.ca
http://www.ticketstonight.ca/ticketstonight/event.details.php?id=2834

Fresh from her UK trip, opera diva Robyn Driedger-Klassen treats us to a repertoire of German art songs that span time and cross borders; Karen Lee-Morlang returns as the musical director and pianist.

Described as ĺ─˙singing with pure tone, absolute clarity of diction and vivid characterization", Robyn Driedger-Klassen is in high demand in the opera and recital fields. Seen on many Canadian opera stages, Robyn's roles span from Baroque to contemporary music. Also in demand for solo work, she has performed many oratorios, a few of which are: Mozartĺ─˘s Requiem, Handelĺ─˘s Messiah, and Haydnĺ─˘s Creation. Recently, she was the soprano soloist for a new work by Canadian composer, Larry Nickel, entitled Requiem for Peace, which can be heard on recording. She is also known for her many recitals and performances of contemporary music; most notably her recent appearance with Vancouverĺ─˘s Turning Point Ensemble performing R Murray Schaferĺ─˘s Arcana.
Recent operatic appearances include: Sophie in Massenetĺ─˘s Werther, Naiade in Straussĺ─˘ Ariadne auf Naxos, Mazelline in Beethovenĺ─˘s Fidelio, Alexandra in the Canadian premiere of Marc Blitzsteinĺ─˘s Regina and Bubikopff in Viktor Ullmannĺ─˘s Der Kaiser von Atlantis.  Robyn has received critical acclaim for her performances of the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at the Banff Centre and with Seattle Operaĺ─˘s young artist programme where she also performed the Governess in Benjamin Brittenĺ─˘s The Turn of the Screw.  Of her performance last season as the Female Chorus in Brittenĺ─˘s The Rape of Lucretia at the Britten-Pears Institute in Aldeburgh, England, the London Times Online wrote: ĺ─˙The soprano of Robyn Driedger-Klassen was outstanding in its impassioned embodiment of the drama.ĺ─¨ Highlights for the upcoming season include Handelĺ─˘s Messiah, a recital of songs celebrating the 200th anniversary of Chopinĺ─˘s birth, and Fiordiligi in Mozartĺ─˘s Cosi fan Tutte. Robyn is a proud and grateful recipient of a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Award-winning performer and educator, Karen Lee-Morlang is recognized for her exquisite playing, boisterous stage presence as well as her freshly innovative programming. After completing two Music degrees, Karen taught at UBC for four years. She has performed for the International World Peace Forum, Festival Vancouver, CBC Radio, various Folk Festivals. Karen also sings with ĺ─˙The No Shit Shirleysĺ─¨ and directs the ĺ─˙Koncert Kontinuumĺ─¨ series.

http://www.kabaret.ca

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