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Bravo! Vail

Bravo! Vail: An Evening of Cole Porter

Location

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Vail, Colorado

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Date & Times

23

Jul, 2019

Tuesday, 6:00 PM

Event Info

Leonard Slatkin leads an elegant evening of Cole Porter’s finest songs with an equally fine cast of singers. From Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate to Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love to Can-Can — you’ll be humming these classics Night and Day.

Ticket packages and single tickets are available from the Bravo! Vail Box Office at bravovail.org or (877) 812-5700. Box Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT), Monday through Friday.

Artists

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

In 2017–18, conductor Leonard Slatkin celebrates his tenth and final season as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), and his first in the new role of honorary music director of the Orchestre national de Lyon (ONL). He also welcomes the publication of his second book, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry, and serves as jury chairman of the Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors. His guest conducting schedule includes engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic.

Recent highlights include a three-week tour of Asia with the DSO; tours of the U.S. and Europe with the ONL; a winter Mozart Festival in Detroit; and engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and Naples’s Orchestraof the Teatro di San Carlo. He also served as chairman of the jury and conductor of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Mr. Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered 7 Grammy Awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos releases include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninoff, Alla Borzova, Cindy McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, Mr. Slatkin has recorded the complete Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky symphonic cycles with the DSO (available as digital downloads).

 A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Mr. Slatkin holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Decoration of Honor in Silver, the League of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his debut book, Conducting Business.

Leonard Slatkin has conducted virtually all the leading orchestras in the world. He has served as music director in New Orleans; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; London (with the BBC Symphony Orchestra); and Lyon, France. He has also served as principal guest conductor in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Cleveland.

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Nicole Cabell

Soprano

Nicole Cabell

Soprano

Soprano

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Jennifer Johnson Cano

Mezzo-Soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano

Mezzo-Soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano

Mezzo-Soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano is noted for her commanding stage presence and profound artistry with a warm, velvety timbre. Winner of a 2012 Richard Tucker Career Grant and 2014 George London Award, she joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera in 2008 and was the First Prize winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist International Auditions.

Ms. Cano has given more than 100 performances at The Metropolitan Opera, with recent roles including Bersi in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier, Emilia in Verdi’s Otello, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff, Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, Nicklausse in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, and Wellgunde and Waltraute in Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Other appearances include Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Boston Lyric and Arizona Operas, the title role in Bizet’s Carmen with Boston Lyric Opera, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo et Eurydice with Des Moines Metro Opera, Diana in Cavalli’s La Calisto with Cincinnati Opera, and Marguerite in Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust with the Tucson Symphony. She has worked with conductors including Marin Alsop, Andrew Davis, Manfred Honeck, James Levine, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Robert Spano, Osmo Vänskä, and Franz Welser-Möst. Last season, she made her European debut performing John Adams’s El Niño on tour with Mr. Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra in London and Paris, and with Markus Stenz and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw.

In 2017–18 Ms. Cano portrays Orfeo with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and The Sharp Eared Fox in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen in concert with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra in Cleveland, Vienna, and Luxembourg. Orchestral engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic and Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Atlanta, Phoenix, and Charlotte symphony orchestras; Mozart’s Requiem with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra; and Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

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Ben Bliss

Tenor

Ben Bliss

Tenor

Ben Bliss

Tenor

In the 2017–18 season American tenor Ben Bliss will sing the role of Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at The Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, and Oper Frankfurt. He also makes his Opera Philadelphia house debut as Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and sings the role of Cassio in Verdi’s Otello with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he also returns to Santa Fe Opera in his role debut as Robert Wilson in John Adams’s Dr. Atomic in a production directed by Peter Sellars, and performs Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic.

Ben Bliss’s 2016–17 season included a U.S. recital tour with pianist Lachlan Glen, with stops at Carnegie Hall, the Folly Theater in Kansas City as part of the Harriman-Jewell series, and the Theater of the Arts at the University of District of Columbia as part of the Vocal Arts DC Emerging Artists series. Mr. Bliss’s operatic appearances included returns to The Metropolitan Opera, first as Tamino and then as Steuermann in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Other opera appearances included Belmonte in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio with Atlanta Opera; Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in his role and house debuts with Boston Lyric Opera; and Camille, the Count de Rosillon, in Lehár’s The Merry Widow in concert for his house and role debut with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

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Rod Gilfry

Baritone

Rod Gilfry

Baritone

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Baritone

American baritone Rod Gilfry — two-time Grammy award nominee, singer, and actor — has performed in all of the world’s music capitals. Best-known as an opera singer, he is also an acclaimed recitalist and concert artist, and appears frequently in musical theater classics.

In the 2019–20 season Mr. Gilfry performs the Father in the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice at Los Angeles Opera. In concert, he sings Alfred Stieglitz in Kevin Puts’s The Brightness of Light opposite Renée Fleming with the National Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Symphony. He also sings Claudius in Brett Dean’s Hamlet with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, returns to the Ravinia Festival as the President in Bernstein’s White House Cantata, gives a concert at Old Dominion University with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, and performs a solo recital at Messiah College with pianist Peter Walsh.

Last season, Mr. Gilfry sang Prospero in Miranda (after Henry Purcell) with Opéra Comique on tour at Opéra National de Bordeaux and Théâtre de Caen. He also reprised Mr. Potter in Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life at San Francisco Opera, sang Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at Santa Fe Opera and Korea National Opera, and performed in David Lang’s the loser at Los Angeles Opera. Concert highlights included the world premiere of the expansion of The Brightness of Light at the Tanglewood Festival, Cole Porter songs with the New York Philharmonic, and Aucoin’s Crossing Suite and Mahler’s Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen with the San Diego Symphony.

In addition to his full-time performance schedule, Rod Gilfry is an associate professor of vocal arts at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

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