“Young soprano Elizabeth Gentner…has a supple, full-bodied voice perhaps better suited for a larger venue, but displayed a confidence and command of comedy unusual in a performer at such an early stage in her career.” ~Kathleen Whalen, Daily Republic Correspondent
In 1781, Mozart’s grand opera Idomeneo premiered with Mozart conducting the Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) in the Residence Theater (Residenztheater) in Munich (München).
The above scene, performed by dramatic soprano Hildegard Behrens, is just prior to the finale of the opera. Elettra has just been told by the gods that she will not be with Idamante with whom she is in love. Desolate, she looses her mind and begins having delusions of snakes tormenting her and she cries out that the must finish her own life.
Elizabeth Gentner, Soprano
Skye Atman, Piano
January 24, 2014
This concert is to thank all those who contributed to my Kickstarter Campaign for their support over the last year. My heartfelt thanks goes out to you all, and to the many who could not be present who helped me along this wonderful adventure!
Special thanks to:
Bob & Ellen Gentner
Frank & Diane Gentner
Remi Adesanya and Tope Mabogunje
Charlie & Kathleen Manship
Linda & Michael Mench
Peter & Kara Bonday Schopperle
Christ Church, Sausalito, CA
St. George’s Church, Dayton, OH
All of my Kickstarter supporters!