March 16 • 8 pm Sat
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Sincere apologies from the Orlando Philharmonic: Due to illness,
Deborah Voigt is unable to perform at tonight’s concert. An alternate
selection will replace her programmed repertoire.
Deborah Voigt, the unsurpassed dramatic soprano of our time, sings luminous songs of Strauss and the sublime Love-Death from Tristan and Isolde. Love and tragedy commingle in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Mozart’s dark comedy, Don Giovanni.
MOZART | Don Giovanni Overture
PROKOFIEV | Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts from Suites 1 & 2)
STRAUSS | Songs: Morgen, Frühlingsfeier, Befreit, Zueignung
WAGNER | Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
(Deborah Voigt is …) “the only diva who might carry on Beverly Sills’ role as ‘opera cheerleader’ in America.”― New York Times
A Chicago native raised in southern California, soprano Deborah Voigt is recognized as one of the world’s most versatile singers and one of music’s most endearing personalities. Through her performances and television appearances, she is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence. A leading dramatic soprano, internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, she has also portrayed some of the great heroines in Italian opera to great acclaim. An active recitalist and performer of Broadway standards and popular songs, Voigt has an extensive discography and has given many enthusiastically received master classes. She also appears regularly, as both performer and host, in the Metropolitan Opera’s “The Met: Live in HD” series, which is transmitted live to movie theaters across the U.S. and overseas.
All Programs & Artists Subject to change.