The Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a concert of “Immortal Love Songs” starring vocalists from Capitol Heights Lyric Opera at 1:30 PM on Thursday, April 16 in the Large Meeting Room. Bass-baritone Richard Cassell and mezzo-soprano Frances Devine will perform a romantic, light-hearted hour of staged duets, scenes, and arias from favorites like The Merry Widow, Show Boat, Carmen, La Boheme, The Barber of Seville, Fiddler on the Roof, La Cenerentola, The Marriage of Figaro, plus more. Brief entertaining introductions to each number, plus some dancing and dialogue will compliment these beautiful melodies from opera and Broadway hits.
Bass-baritone Richard Cassell has sung over 100 roles in the USA and internationally in Rome, France, Belgium, Bangkok, and more. He has performed concert engagements in the tri-state area including the Taconic Opera, The Center for Contemporary Opera, New York City Opera, New York Lyric Opera, and numerous others. Mr. Cassell has also directed operas as well as sung and conducted from the piano.
Mezzo-soprano Frances Devine studied voice and theater in Paris, France before moving to NYC, where she performs regularly in concert throughout the tri-state area. She has sung for the Music in Chelsea Series, Capitol Opera Harrisburg, Baystreet Theater, internationally in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, on tour in French Guyana, and more.
Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Limited parking. Please, no busses.