Thursday, July 3, 2014

Zachary Gordin returns to Olympic Music Festival

Zachary Gordin as seen in the 2014 Barihunks Calendar

After a successful debut with the Olympic Music Festival last year, barihunk Zachary Gordin was invited back to perform this year in "Arias & Arguments: from Love to Loss in Four Acts." The four acts are Courtship, Honeymoon, Conflict and Parting.

He will be joined on July 5 and 6 by soprano Shana Blake Hill and accompanist Paul Hersh in a program of arias and duets. The duo will perform music from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci, Puccini's La boheme, Monteverdi's  L'incoronazione di Poppea, Massenet's Manon, as well as numerous songs.

The festival was founded on Washington's beautiful Olympic Peninsula in 1984 by Alan Iglitzin, a long-time member of the Philadelphia String Quartet. Since its opening season, the Festival has grown from three weekends to eleven and is attended by more than 10,000 people.

Festival performances are broadcast on Seattle's KING-FM. The season runs through September 7th and you can find the entire program online.

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