The Miami Festival Orchestra will perform its second concert of the season at the New World Center this Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. with renowned vocalists Christine Goerke and Alan Held.
The program includes:
Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss
Excerpts from the Ring Cycle, Richard Wagner
Soprano Christine Goerke and bass-baritone Alan Held, two of the world’s most preeminent Wagnerian singers, debut with MMF’s inaugural Miami Wagner Institute. The first year of this unprecedented program culminates with a return to South Beach's premier venue, the New World Center, in an MMF gala concert featuring excerpts from Wagner’s Ring Cycle and more. Amongst the world’s most in-demand Wagnerians, Goerke (“Brünnhilde” in productions at the Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and Houston Grand), and Held (“Wotan” in productions at the Canadian Opera Company and Washington National Opera) are joined by featured students from the Wagner Institute alongside the MMF Symphony Orchestra. This concert will also feature symphonic programming, including Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavilier.
The announcement of a professional division with the Miami Wagner Institute heralded news of an unprecedented program for elite young dramatic singers led by program di\rector and Metropolitan Opera soprano Christine Goerke. Launched July 5-16, 2016, the creation of the Miami Wagner Institute aims to provide much-needed training and professional-level performance opportunities for the unique demands of the dramatic Wagnerian singer.