Powerful Voices Signal the End of the World: Götterdämmerung 
Final Performances August 28 and 29

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“The best part (besides the score) is the Brünnhilde of soprano Alexandra LoBianco … LoBianco has a rich, gleaming instrument that projects effortlessly over the orchestra to fill the house …[Clay Hilley] displayed a clarion tenor that was unfazed by the role’s killer-high tessitura … Neil Nelson, as Hagen, sang sumptuously and threateningly … Rebecca Wilson [Gutrune] has a beautiful lyric voice …Melissa Kornacki [Waltraute] struck sparks in her scene with her love-besotted sister. Baritone Timothy Lafontaine gave a strong portrayal as Alberich …”– Sarah Bryan Miller, Post-Dispatch

 

“Alexandra LoBianco is utterly brilliant as Brünnhilde…Dillard [Gunther] sings beautifully…Rebecca Wilson [Gutrune] is a staggeringly talented singer as well. Neil Nelson is wonderfully cast as Hagen…Indeed, there is so much talent at UAO’s performance…” — Raphael Maurice, STL Magazine

The cast of Götterdämmerung at Union Avenue Opera (c) 2015 UAO

The cast of Götterdämmerung at Union Avenue Opera (c) 2015 UAO

“[LoBianco] has the vocal power and sheen of a first-rate dramatic soprano and the acting skill to make even the biggest moments credible … Neil Nelson’s Hagen is a captivating study in emotional conflict and avarice, delivered with a big, powerful voice…” — Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX.org

“A showcase for some magnificent voices. Wagner would be pleased…he [Clay Hilley] shows himself a true heldentenor-that heroic tenor that this role demands; his clear, true voice easily fills the hall…[LoBianco] is even more astonishing. Such power! Such purity!…It’s a stellar production of one of the worlds most daunting operas.” — Steve Callahan, BroadwayWorld.com

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Know Before You Go …
Educational Lecture Series

7:00 pm Each Friday night before the performance in the Fellowship Gallery.

Join Union Avenue Opera and Glen Bauer, Ph. D. for our Friday Night lecture series. Dr. Bauer will discuss the opera’s historical importance, guide you through the (sometimes convoluted) plot line, and offer a sneak peak of the music to come.

Dr. Bauer earned a Bachelor of Music in Music History from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Washington University in St. Louis, He is the Director of Graduate Studies and the Associate Chair with the Department of Music at Webster University. Dr. Bauer also has worked with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of saint Louis to present music lectures and educational presentations.

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

2015 Dates:
July 10 and 17 – Don Giovanni
July 31 and August 7 – Rigoletto
August 21 and 28 – Götterdämmerung

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