Opera at Florham Welcomes Spring
March 12 Cabaret Centers on "Vive la France"
Madison, NJ – March 7, 2005 – Opera at Florham presents an evening of music from Massenet, Bizet, Debussy and Faure in its March 12 cabaret, “Vive la France.” Soprano Alexandra Sapan, mezzo-soprano Nina Lorcini and Jean Michel Rinaldi, guitarist, are guest artists. They will be accompanied by pianist Thomas Carlo Bo, the company’s artistic director.
Nina Lorcini made her Carnegie Hall debut as the Alto and Soprano II soloist in Vivaldi’s “Gloria” in 2003. She performed her first Adalgisa with Opera at Florham to public and critical acclaim in February 2004 and returned in April 2004 for a concert entitled “Verdi’s Women.”
Alexandra Sapan made her debut at the Beijing Music Festival singing the lead role of Pamina in “Die Zauberflote.” She was also a featured soloist with Opera Hong King’s Inauguration Gala Concert with the Orchestra International D’Italia. In June 2004, she debuted at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, with world-renowned pianist Enza Ferrari.
French-born guitarist Jean Michel Rinaldi will offer melodies and tangos, and perform a tango written by G. Rinaldo Rinaldi, his grandfather. The elder Rinaldi will be in the audience to hear his grandson play its premier performance.
This cabaret takes place in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Cabarets are sponsored by the Opera at Florham Guild. Patrons are encouraged to bring their tailgate menus at 7 p.m. and groups of ten may reserve a table. Light refreshments of tea, coffee and cookies will be provided.
General admission is $35, seniors 65+, $30 and students with ID, $10. Reservations are necessary. To order tickets or for more information, call the Opera at Florham office, 973-443-8620.