Glens Falls Symphony’s Opening Night
October 8 @ 4:00 pm
Glens Falls Symphony kicks off their 40th season!
Glens Falls Symphony’s Opening Night will feature Mezzo-Soprano MaryAnn McCormick!
Tickets can be purchased here. The event will take place at Glens Falls High School.
- John Adams – Short Ride in a Fast Machine
- Edward Elgar – Sea Pictures for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra
- Sergei Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances
About MaryAnn McCormick
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has been hailed in the press as “charismatic”, “spell-binding”, and “elegant”. Her international operatic credits include Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri at La Scala in Milan, Azucena in Il Trovatore at the Teatro Regio di Torino, the title role of Carmen at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Maddalena in Rigoletto under Daniele Gatti at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Gluck’s Alceste under Bruno Bartoletti at the Teatro Regio di Parma, and First Maid in Elektra with Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Opéra National de Paris. A frequent interpreter of the role of Carmen, her performances include Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland of which the critics wrote “She acts and sings a wonderful Carmen”, along with Teatro Regio di Torino and the Staatsoper Stuttgart among others. Ms. McCormick is also a recipient of the Grammy award for Best Opera Recording (2012) for her participation in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Metropolitan Opera in Die Walküre in the role of Grimgerde for the premiere of the Robert LaPage production. Her most recent operatic engagements include performances as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, Frugola in Il Tabarro, The Monitor in Suor Angelica, and Zita in Gianni Schicchi (Il Trittico 2018) at the Metropolitan Opera, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Metropolitan Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Enrichetta in I Puritani with the Metropolitan Opera, Erda in Das Rheingold with North Carolina Opera, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the North American premiere of Huang Ruo’s opera Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, sung in Mandarin, in the role of Ni Gui-Zhen for Santa Fe Opera, and Ricky Ian Gordon’s newly revised opera The Grapes of Wrath at Opera Theatre of St. Louis in the role of Grandma Joad. Recent orchestral engagements include performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Suor Angleica; at the Astoria Music Festival and the Portland SummerFest in Oregon singing the role of Azucena in Il Trovatore opposite Angela Meade as Leonora; as the alto soloist in Mahler’s 3rd symphony with the Spokane Symphony; a concert of select Bach arias with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the NY Metamorphoses Orchestra, and Mahler’s Rückert lieder and selected lieder by Richard Strauss with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. With the Metropolitan Opera of New York, MaryAnn McCormick has performed roles in many operas over more than twenty-five seasons and 140 performances on stage.
About Glens Falls Symphony
Since Maestro Charles Peltz’ arrival in 2000, the fully professional Glens Falls Symphony has performed a dynamic repertoire, regularly including musical premieres and world-renowned guest artists while expanding musical offerings to include family concerts, summer pops programs and more. Cited as “one of the great orchestras of our country” by Pulitzer Prize- winning composer Joseph Schwantner, the orchestra comprises professional musicians who come from all over the Northeast to perform.