Events - Saturday, 5 March 2011

Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 5 March 2011 - 8:00 PM
The Harriman-Jewell Series continues its trademark tradition of presenting the American recital debuts of world-class performing artists at the beginning of extraordinary careers. The Philadelphia native's Kansas City appearance will mark the Series’ 20th American recital debut presentation, a tradition of discovery that began with tenor Luciano Pavarotti in 1973. Stephen Costello will be joined by pianist Danielle Orlando to perform arias and songs by Verdi, Liszt, Tosti, Rossini, Lehar, Quilter, and Brodszky.

The rising-star tenor is the recipient of the 2009 Richard Tucker Award and previously won other grants from the Tucker Foundation. Additionally, he has won First Prize in the 2006 George London Foundation Competition, First Prize and Audience Prize in the Giargiari Competition, and First Prize in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition. Costello has firmly established himself as one of the current generation’s most impressive artists. In a professional career of just five years he has succeeded in setting new standards for artistic excellence, both in the U.S. and throughout Europe. 

Costello’s current performance season began at the Salzburg Festival in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; this marked his return to the Festival where he made an acclaimed debut as Cassio in the 2008 Otello, conducted by Riccardo Muti. Stephen made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Rodolfo in La Boheme to open its season. He was then welcomed back to The Dallas Opera for a role debut as Lord Percy in a new production of Anna Bolena. Dallas audiences also heard Costello in Spring 2010 as Greenhorn in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Moby Dick. Acclaimed tenor Ben Heppner performed the Captain Ahab role in the production. Heppner sang his American recital debut for the Harriman-Jewell Series in 1997.

The Harriman-Jewell Series' first American recital debut presentation was sung by tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1973) and tenors who followed him have also had internationally prominent careers: Francisco Araiza (1982), Ben Heppner (1997), Marcelo Álvarez (2001), Juan Diego Flórez (2002), Daniil Shtoda (2002), Salvatore Licitra (2005), and Clifton Forbis (2006). [View the American recital debuts complete list].

Pianist Danielle Orlando collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti as accompanist, judge, and artistic coordinator for all of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competitions. She spent nine seasons working with Gian Carlo Menotti for the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, as the artistic coordinator and coach for the operas, in addition to editing several of his compositions and performing with the Festival. Orlando has served on the music staffs of many opera companies, festivals, and young artist programs.
Sponsor: Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Verdi: Rigoletto
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Liszt: Tre sonetti di Petrarca, S 270
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Tosti: Aprile
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Rossini: Les soirées musicales
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Tosti: Love's Gift
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Quilter: Drink to me only with thine eyes
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Quilter: Old English Popular Songs (3)
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Tosti: Pierrot's Lament
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Tosti: Goodbye
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Traditional: Danny Boy
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
Arranger: Nicholas Brodszky
Brodszky: I'll Walk with God
Artists: Stephen Costello (Tenor); Danielle Orlando (Piano)
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