DTF Hosts ‘A Night at the Opera: from Carmen to Candide’
Join two celebrated operatic voices for a special evening of song at the Dorset Theatre Festival for one night only – Sunday, August 9, at 8 p.m. Coming to Vermont after touring to Japan and Germany respectively, mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum and coloratura soprano Nili Riemer will perform opera and musical theatre standards, including selections from Verdi, Mozart, Puccini and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tickets are just $25 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 802-867-2223 or by visiting dorsettheatrefestival.org.
Lauded for her ‘graceful agility, rising to shining high notes,’ Nili Riemer most recently returned to Oper Leipzig and Saarlaendsiches Staatstheater for the role of ‘Queen of the Night.’ Born in Israel and now based in Germany, she earned a Master of Music degree from SUNY Binghamton after graduating from the dual degree program at the New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University. She made her New York City Opera debut in 2013 and has joined opera houses across the US.
Renée Tatum, noted for her ‘commanding and dramatic presence,’ opened the 2014-15 season with a return to the Metropolitan Opera as the Second Lady in Julie Taymor’s production of ‘Die Zauberflöte.’ She studied at New York’s Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard before embarking on her professional career, including a three-year stint in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist program and a turn in the New York Philharmonic’s 2010 ‘Le Grand Macabre’ in which she sang Amando. After her performance at Dorset Theatre Festival, she will be joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra for a weekend of performances at Tanglewood.
The singers are joined by pianist Jody Schum, previously a coach and pianist at the City Center Opera Center, who received his Master of Music at SUNY Binghamton in piano performance and collaborative piano.
‘A Night at the Opera: from Carmen to Candide’ promises to be an exciting evening of classical and musical theatre favorites. All proceeds from the night support Dorset Theatre Festival’s Giving Back Program, which provides pay-what-you-can tickets to diverse groups throughout Vermont.