Arias & Songs!
Welcome! Above I sing “Deh vieni non tardar” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém” ("Song to the Moon") from the opera Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák at Kaiserstejnsky Palác in Prague.
Below I sing "Music for a While" and "What Can We Poor Females Do?" both by Henry Purcell for my concert in Suk Hall at the beautiful and historic Rudolfinum on the Vlatva River in Prague as well.
In the first piece below I sing Cigánské Melodie Op.55, 104 (aka Gypsy Songs or Zigeunermelodien) by Antonín Dvořák, song numbers 3 & 4: A les je tichý kolem kol (All Round about the Woods are Still) and Když mne stará matka zpívat učívala (Songs My Mother Taught Me). In these compositions, Dvořák reveals his compassion for the plight of the Romani people through exquisitely depicting their suffering via his music and the poetry of poet Adolf Heyduk. At 2:50 the renowned piece, "Songs my Mother Taught Me" ("Když mne stará matka zpívat učívala") begins. Next I sing "Vergebliches Ständchen" ("Futile Serenade"), Op. 84, No. 4 by Johannes Brahms. This is based upon a German folk song in which a country boy tries to win the heart of a girl.
Below I sing two arias by Giacomo Puccini -- Musetta's aria "Quando m'en vo" from the romantic opera La Bohème and Lauretta's aria "O mio babbino caro" from the comic opera Gianni Schicchi. Both were performed in Suk Hall at the Rudolfinum on the Vlatva River, 26.06.16. I am accompanied by pianist Vartan Agopian. Video by Roman Dvořak.
Below I sing my own versions of "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson and "Summertime" by George Gershwin from the opera Porgy & Bess. As above, both were performed in Suk Hall at the Rudolfinum, 26.06.16. I am accompanied by pianist Vartan Agopian. Video by Roman Dvořak.
Below are two musical theatre songs featuring compassion for animals:
"Little Lamb" by Sondheim and "Feed the Birds" by Sherman & Sherman.