September 13, 2011
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano Presents a Solo Recital at Webster University
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, Webster alum, is returning to Webster University on Homecoming Weekend to present an alumna recital to benefit the Nigh Opera Scholarship Fund. This is Jennifer's second alumna recital at Webster. For this performance, she will be accompanied on piano by her husband, Christopher Cano. She will present selections from her recent Carnegie Hall performance, that was quite favorably reviewed by the New York Times.
From Polifemo, Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Mein Lied ertönt, ein Liebespsalm
Ei, wie mein Triangel
Rings ist der Wald so stumm
Als die alte Mutter
Reingestimmt die Saiten
In dem weiten, breiten, luft’gen Leinenkleide
Darf es Falken Schwinge
From La clemenza di Tito, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Ecco il punto, oh Vitellia…Non più di fiori
Sea Pictures, Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sea Slumber Song
In Haven (Capri)
Sabbath Morning at Sea
Where Corals Lie
Friday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Community Music School Concert Hall, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves
Tickets are $10 and available at the door; only cash and checks are accepted. Proceeds benefit the Nigh Opera Scholarship Fund at Webster University. Parking is available in the Garden Avenue parking garage.
Call the Webster University Music Office at 968-7032 or the Fine Arts Hotline, 968-7128.
Ms. Johnson Cano completed a graduate degree in voice after receiving her undergraduate degree here, and then entered the Lindemann Young Artist program at the Metropolitan Opera. She is now on the Met's permanent roster as a mezzo-soprano, where this season she sings in the Ring cycle by Wagner among other roles. Her performance as the Sandman in Hansel and Gretl has been broadcast internationally on Live at the Met; she reprises that role this season.
Ms. Johnson Cano was a winner of the 2008 National Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and later that year made an auspicious and much-lauded solo debut with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, as Nicklausse in Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman.” In 2009 she sang the role of Kate in Benjamin Britten’s “Owen Wingrave” with Chicago Opera Theatre.