Richard Wagner's thrilling tale of magic swords and forbidden love. A collaboration between Queen City Chamber Opera and the Wagner Society of Cincinnati. Fully staged and accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra.
The whole performance lasts 72-minutes
Friday, May 23rd at 8.00
Sunday, May 25th at 3.00
Project support provided by ArtsWave
Tickets available at walkure.brownpapertickets.com
or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets also available at the door.
Conductor: Isaac Selya
Assistant Conductor: Jesse Leong
Stage Direction/Set Design: Jim Slouffman
Lighting Design: Sally Stewart
Costume Design: Joy Galbraith
Kimberly Buczek (Soprano): Sieglinde
Kimberly holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from CCM, and serves on the voice faculty at both Wright State University and Wittenberg University. While at CCM, Dr. Buczek performed Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Diana in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Ariadne in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as Tatiana in the final scene from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which you can hear by clicking here:
Ric Furman (Heldentenor): Siegmund
A proud alumnus of CCM, Ric was recently named one of only 8 finalists for the International Wagner Competition scheduled for August 7th 2014. Ric sang the role of Froh in Seattle Opera's recent Ring Cycle, which you can hear by clicking here: https://soundcloud.com/seattle-opera/ric
He has also sung Florestan in Beethoven's Fidelio in Seattle, Naraboth in Strauss' Salome in Portland, the title role in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito with the Opera Company of Brookyln, and Don José in Carmen with Springfield Regional Opera. Next week he will be singing the role of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with Virginia Opera.
William Tvrdik (Bass): Hunding
Will recently sang the role of Archibaldo in our production of Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre re. You can hear his stage-shaking low notes by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUCzsWPrZxU&feature=youtu.be&t=43m
Will is currently completing an Artist Diploma at CCM, where he sang the title role in Don Pasquale in April 2014. He has also appeared in Il Mondo della Luna with Cincinnati Chamber Opera, and La Cenerentola and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at CCM. He has sung Sciarrone in Tosca with Sacramento Opera and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Bay Area Summer Opera Theater.