“Our program will be a cornucopia of music spanning diverse styles, languages, and time periods, all focused on the celebration of Christmas and the seasonal comforts of family, food and drink, presents under the tree, and the snowy landscape. Favorite carols such as O Holy Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and Silent Night will be intertwined with Gregorian chant and art song by composers including Bernstein, Barber, Faurè, Ravel, and Wolf. Our program will conclude with selections from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”
Married couple Deborah Selig and Gregory Zavracky are thrilled to return to the Cape after recent performances with Cape Symphony, Cape Cod Opera, Falmouth Chorale, and the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Possessing a “beautifully rich” voice “capable of any emotional nuance,” Deborah has also sung leading roles with Boston Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Dayton Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Kentucky Opera, Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Praised for his fine musicality, “glowing intensity,” and “clarion tone,” Gregory has been featured in performance with the Boston Lyric Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Townsend Opera, American Repertory Theater, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Selig and Zavracky will be joined by pianist Timothy Steele, a faculty opera coach for 24 years at New England Conservatory, who has also served as assistant conductor/pianist for over 120 productions with 22 companies, including Boston Lyric Opera, Providence Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Wolf Trap Opera and Central City Opera.
Timothy Steele is an active vocal coach, collaborative pianist, and conductor, and is currently in his twenty-fourth year on the opera faculty at New England Conservatory. He has conducted for outreach tours with the Boston Lyric Opera and is a former music director for Opera Providence. He has served as assistant conductor/pianist for over 120 productions with twenty-three opera companies, including Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Central City Opera, and Portland Opera Repertory Theatre. He assisted with the Pulitzer Prize winning opera MADAME WHITE SNAKE for productions in Boston and Taiwan, and for three years collaborated with WaterFire-Providence on a unique and popular series of opera evenings. In Boston he has performed with Emmanuel Music, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, among others.
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