Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 7:30pm
Herbst TheatreVenue Information
LERNER/LOEWE: The Simple Joys of Maidenhood, Follow Me
ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY: Six Songs, Opus 13
EDVARD GRIEG: Six Songs, Opus 48
MAHLER: Rückert Lieder
COLE PORTER: Song Medley
BERLIN: I Love a Piano
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About This Performance
Soprano Deborah Voigt performs a program of American songs and classics.
A Chicago native raised in southern California, soprano Deborah Voigt is increasingly recognized as one of the world’s most versatile singers and one of music’s most endearing personalities. A leading dramatic soprano, internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss, she has also portrayed some of the heroines of Italian opera to great acclaim. An active recitalist and performer of Broadway standards and popular songs, Voigt has an extensive discography and has given many enthusiastically received masterclasses. She appears regularly, as both performer and host, in the Met’s Live in HD series, which is transmitted live to movie theaters across the U.S. and overseas. Honored in the media with a CBS 60 Minutes profile, features in People and Vanity Fair, spotlights in More and O—the Oprah Magazine, and appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, and the nationwide telecast of the MACY*S Thanksgiving Day Parade and July 4 fireworks celebration, Voigt has become America’s most visible and beloved diva.
Pianist Steven Bailey regularly performs in and outside the San Francisco Bay Area as soloist, chamber, and collaborative keyboardist. He is a full-time staff member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 1993.
Mr. Bailey has appeared as concerto soloist with Symphony Parnassus, Diablo Symphony, UC Davis Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, and Magnificat Baroque Orchestra. He regularly performs with American Bach Soloists as guest soloist and continuo organist and has collaborated in chamber performances with members of the Alexander, Arlekin, and Sausalito quartets. He has accompanied and performed with the San Francisco Bach Choir since 1992.
As a founding member of the vocal chamber music repertory group CMASH, Mr. Bailey often performs and premieres works by such noted composers as Jake Heggie, Vartan Aghababian, and Liam Wade. He is featured on CMASH founder (and SFCM alum) soprano Ann Moss’s debut CD Currents and her most recent CD Love Life, both recorded at Skywalker Sound and produced by Leslie Ann Jones.
Mr. Bailey holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.M. in Piano Performance from Boston University, where he was a student of Anthony di Bonaventura.