The evening will showcase a variety of songs from opera including George Gershwin’s, Summertime from Porgy and Bess; Leo Delibe’s Lakme Duet (Flower Duet) from Lakme; George Bizet’s, Au fond du temple saint from The Pearl Fishers; Giacomo Puccini’s, O Soave Faciulla from La Boheme; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s, La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni; and Gioacchino and Rossini’s, The Cat Duet.

The second act will feature Broadway showtunes including Leonard Bernstein’s, West Side Story and On The Town; Stephen Sondheim’s, Company; Rogers and Hammerstein’s, The Sound of Music; and Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s, She Loves Me.

Nance is a singer, actor and broadcaster recognized for her “crystalline soprano voice and sparkle on the stage.” She is admired for her versatility, from the concert stage to the operatic arena.

Joining Nance on stage and in song will be tenor John McVeigh, mezzo-soprano Andrea Graichen, and baritone Leon Griesbach.

McVeigh was acclaimed for his “fresh-toned and touching portrayal” by Opera News and lauded by the New Orleans Times-Picayune for his “rich lyrical tenor, fabulous top notes, and striking good looks.”

Graichen sang with the Andover (Mass.) Choral Society, Music in the Mountains in northern California, and the San Antonio Choral Society. Graichen performed with the Seaglass Chorale in Kennebunk, the Choral Art Society and the Choral Art Camerata.

Leon Griesbach has appeared throughout Maine and Washington, D.C. as a bass soloist. Performances have included Handel’s Messiah, Mark Blitzstein’s opera Regina, and other works performed with the Choral Art Society, the Androscoggin Chorale, and recitals showcasing the works of Vaughan Williams and J.S. Bach and many others.

Martin Perry will accompany the performers on piano. Perry has distinguished himself as a masterful and innovative interpreter of both solo and collaborative music. Carolyn Mix will accompany on violin.

For more information, call 207-725-8769, visit the box office at The Pickard Theater or visit www.msmt.org. The Pickard Theater is at 1 Bath Road, Bowdoin College.


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