One of the definitive sopranos of our generation, Nicole Heaston has starred in productions at such revered theaters as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Norwegian National Opera, Staatsoper Hamburg, Royal Danish Opera and Houston Grand Opera, and has appeared as the soprano soloist on numerous orchestral recordings over the past two decades.
This February 25th at 8:00 pm, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Ravinia Festival are thrilled to co-present Ms. Heaston in a recital, recorded specifically for broadcast on the WFMT Radio Network. The program, titled “God & Love” will highlight rapturous music from 15th Century English master Henry Purcell to one of today’s most acclaimed living composers, Jessie Montgomery.
Franz Liszt Four Songs
(Ms. Heaston / Ms. McGinnis)
Oh, quand je dors
S’il est un charmant gazon
Enfant, si j’étais roi
Franz Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsem D 956
(Ms. Heaston / Ms. McGinnis / Mr. Collerd)
George Frederick Handel Tu del ciel ministro eletto from Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità
(Ms. Heaston / Mr. Shuldiner / Mr. Acker / Ms. Lippi / Ms. Bartsch / Ms. Folker / Ms. Grimm / Mr. Agnew / Mr. Shaffer)
Jessie Montgomery I Want to Go Home
(Ms. Heaston / Ms. Lippi / Ms. Folker / Mr. Agnew / Mr. Shaffer)
Henry Purcell The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation
(Ms. Heaston / Mr. Shuldiner / Mr. Acker / Mr. Agnew)