The air is crisp and cold, but the voices will be rich and warm when Winter Opera St. Louis, the youngest of the area’s three professional companies, visits the Danforth University Center (DUC) Tuesday, Jan. 29.
The free performance, which launches the spring Chamber Music Series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Goldberg Formal Lounge.
The program will open with selections from Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956), followed by excerpts from Carmen (1875) and Rigoletto (1851).
After intermission, the program will continue with selections from The Barber of Seville (1816), La bohème (1896) and My Fair Lady (1956). Rounding out the program will be Cole Porter’s “The Physician” (1933) and two Rodgers and Hammerstein classics, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel (1945) and “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific (1949).
Founded in 2007 by soprano and WUSTL alumna Gina Galati (LA ’96), Winter Opera St. Louis is dedicated to presenting both local artists and world-class talents during the winter months.
Subsequent concerts in the Chamber Music Series will include:
- “Sounds of Turkey: Solo Kanun Recital” featuring Denise Gill-Gürtan (Feb. 20).
- “Meet Me in Paris” featuring pianist Seth Carlin, cellist Michael Flaksman, violinist Brandon Christensen and violist Laura Reycraft (March 4).
- Trinity Piano Trio (April 23).
- Baroque Winds featuring Maryse Carlin (May 1).
All performances are free and open to the public. The Danforth University Center is located at 6475 Forsyth Blvd. For more information, call (314) 935-5566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.