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July 29, 2019

We are thrilled to share the program for the annual Barbara K. Jackson Rising Stars of Opera!

San Francisco Adler Fellows


BARBARA K. JACKSON RISING STARS OF OPERA
featuring the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows
and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

October 5, 2019

Ashley Dixon, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Colmenero, tenor
Christopher Oglesby, tenor

Mark Morash, pianist and conductor


Cigánske melodie (Gypsy Songs), Op. 55                        Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)

Texts by Adolf Hejduk, sung by Christopher Oglesby

Má píseň zas mi láskou zní
Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj
A les je tichý kolem kol
Když mne stará matka
Struna naladěna
Široké rukávy
Dejte klec jestřábu​


Seis canciones castellanas (Six Castillian Songs)             Jesús Guridi (1886-1961)

Texts traditional, sung by Ashley Dixon

Allá arriba en aquella montaña​
¡Sereno!
Llámale con el pañuelo​
No quiero tus ave lanas​
¡Como quieres que adivine!
Mañanita de San Juan


Four Neopolitan Songs

Texts by various poets, sung by Christopher Colmenero

Dicintencello vuie         words Enzo Fusco/music by Rodolfo Falvo (1873-1937)
L’ultima canzone           words by Francesco Cimmino/music by Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)
Ideale                              words by Carmelo Errico/music by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Musica proibita             words by “Flick-Flock”/music by Stanislao Gastaldon (1861-1939)


INTERMISSION

Prelude from Carmen                                                           Georges Bizet (1838-1875) 
UC Davis Orchestra

"Habanera" from Carmen                                                    Bizet
Ashley Dixon, orchestra

"Che gelida manina" from La Bohème                               Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) 
Christopher Oglesby, orchestra

"E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca                                          Puccini
Christopher Colmenero, orchestra

"Ah, lève-toi soleil!" from Roméo et Juliette                      Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Christopher Oglesby, orchestra

C’est toi! C’est moi! (final scene) from Carmen                 Bizet
Ashley Dixon, Christopher Colmenero, orchestra