Los Angeles Music Preview: LOVE’S PASSIONS AND POTIONS (The Verdi Chorus in Santa Monica)

by Frank Arthur on November 8, 2017

in Music,Theater-Los Angeles

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THE VERDI CHORUS IS A BEST BET

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert Love’s Passions and Potions for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18 and 19, led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, their program will feature selections from Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco and Un Ballo in Maschera, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and The Elixir of Love, Massenet’s Manon, as well as selections from Romberg’s The Student Prince and The New Moon and Herbert’s Naughty Marietta.

The program will feature three guest soloists: Greek-American soprano Jamie Chamberlin (praised for her “shimmering tones” and “star- struck vulnerability” by Opera News), tenor Nathan Granner (one of the original The American Tenors on Sony Classical), and baritone Ben Lowe, who will be making his New York debut this season at BAM, performing in Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing.

photo courtesy of The Verdi Chorus

Love’s Passions and Potions
The Verdi Chorus Fall 2017 Concert
First United Methodist Church,  1008 11th St. in Santa Monica
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30; Sunday, November 19 at 2:00
for tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit Verdi Chorus

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