Monday, February 15, 2016

Watch Matt Worth in world premiere of Danielpour's "Five Songs of Remembrance"

Matt Worth (Photo by Hoebermann Studio)
The NY Festival of Song's program with the Manhattan School of Music which included the world premiere of Richard Danielpour's Five Songs of Remembrance for piano and baritone with barihunk Matthew Worth is now available on YouTube. The songs are written to texts by Whitman and Melville. (The songs begin around 1:19:00)

The remainder of the program includes excerpts from Susan Botti's Mangetsu for soprano and violin, David Ludwig's Our Long War for soprano, violin and piano, Anthony Constantino's When You Are Old, Wang Jie's The Animal Carnival and Therese-Marie Chaix's world premiere of excerpts from Talking Objects.

Matthew Worth can next be seen in Ricky Ian Gordon's Green Sneakers at Opera Birmingham directed by John de los Santos, who directed the riveting West Coast premiere with Jesse Blumberg in San Francisco. The program also features the composer's Orpheus & Euridice with Worth and Talise Trevigne. Performances are on March 11 and 13 at Brock Hall at Samford University in Birmingham. Tickets are available online

Worth then heads to the Fort Worth Opera Festival to sing the title role in the world premiere of David T. Little's JFK. The cast includes fellow barihunk Daniel Okulitch as LBJ.
Performances are on April 23, May 1 & 7 and additional information is available online.

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