In a recital comprised entirely of female composers and female poets, the themes of duty, devotion, desire, and destiny are showcased in the thoughts of women in their own words and own compositions. With compositions by Lilli Boulanger, Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke, Kamala Sankaaram and Juliana Hall, this recital will journey through different facets of the female experience and will pay homage to the composers and poets whose contributions will not be overlooked any longer.
This recital features the Illinois premiere of Juliana Hall's Through the Guarded Gate (performed in conjunction with Seattle Art Song Society’s Beyond the Guarded Gate project).
Noted for her “deeply moving” performances and “lovely tone,” mezzo-soprano Anna Laurenzo has gained experience in a wide range of repertoire over her young career. Particularly recognized for her performance of new American operas, Ms. Laurenzo is a veteran of multiple world premiere productions including JFK and Voir Dire with Fort Worth Opera.
Her recent performance credits include a Carnegie Hall debut, and appearances with LOFTrecital, Chicago Opera Theater, New York Theatre Ballet, American Lyric Theater, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the American Opera Society. Upcoming performances include a return to Chicago Opera Theater and a company and role debut at Glacier Symphony as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte.