A Night at the Opera plans to enchant OKC Phil audiences

American soprano Sarah Coburn comes to the OKC Phil, April 2. Photo by Susan Redebush Photography, courtesy SarahCoburn.com.

American soprano Sarah Coburn joins the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to present A Night at the Opera April 2. The program presents favorite arias, such as Je veux vivre from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, and stirring pieces like Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida.

According to her website, “American soprano Sarah Coburn is captivating international audiences with her “precision placement, mercury speed, and a gorgeous liquid gold tone, gilded by a thrilling top and bottom register” (The Globe and Mail).

“Following her performances as Lucie de Lammermoor at Glimmerglass Opera, the New York Observer noted ‘she turns out to have qualities that have made legends out of so many of her predecessors, from Adelina Patti to Maria Callas: stage charisma, a thrilling upper register and, crucially, a fearlessness about abandoning herself to opera’s most abandoned heroine … this is a palpably exciting voice … Ms. Coburn is a budding prima donna of exceptional promise.’”

Critics and reviewers praise Ms. Coburn stunning voice: "Once every decade or two, a voice comes along that is so breathtaking, so thrilling for its sheer beauty and power, you feel lucky to witness it." - Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer.

A Night at the Opera features an extensive program. It includes Rossini’s La Cenerentola Overture; Or sai chi l’onore, featuring Ms. Coburn, from Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Je veux vivre (Juliet’s Waltz Song) from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, by Ms. Coburn; and The Triumphal March and Ballet Music from Verdi’s Aïda.

Ms. Coburn also sings È strano!... Ah, fors'è lui; Sempre libera, from Verdi’s La Traviata; Qui la voce….Vien, diletto (Mad Scene), from Bellini’s I Puritani; and Amour, ranime mon courage (Poison Aria), again from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. Other pieces by the Orchestra are Beethoven’s Leonore Overture #3, op.72b and the Intermezzo from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.

The concert is April 2, 8 p.m. at Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall. Tickets range from $19 to $65, and are available online at www.OKCPhilharmonic.org, by phone at (405) 842-5387, or in person at the Orchestra’s Box Office, 428 W. California.


The Gayly- 3/26/2016 @ 7:46 AM CST