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Celebrity Recital: Allyson McHardy | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
The Bayfield debut of mezzo Allyson McHardy in a recital of songs and operatic arias

date: June 10, 2011

Allyson McHardy, who has several times appeared with the Aldeburgh Connection in Toronto, performed songs by Gustav Mahler and Peter Warlock, together with operatic excerpts associated with her career by Handel, Rossini and Bizet.  The centrepiece of her programme was Robert Fleming’s gripping cycle, The Confession Stone.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Ombra mai fu (Serse) McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Handel, George Frideric anon., after Stampiglia, Silvio
Dover, giustizia, amore (Ariodante) McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Handel, George Frideric anon., after Salvi, Antonio
Hence, Iris, hence away (Semele) McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Handel, George Frideric anon., after Congreve, William
Frühlingsmorgen McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mahler, Gustav Leander, Richard
Ich ging mit Lust McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mahler, Gustav anon. (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Ablösung im Sommer McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mahler, Gustav anon. (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Phantasie McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mahler, Gustav Molina, Tirso de, trans. Braunfels, Ludwig
Hans und Grete McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Gustav
Sweet Content McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Warlock, Peter Dekker, Thomas
My Own Country McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Warlock, Peter Belloc, Hilaire
Sleep McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Warlock, Peter Fletcher, John
Pretty Ring Time McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Warlock, Peter Shakespeare, William
INTERMISSION
The Confession Stone (Songs of Mary) McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Fleming, Robert Dodson, Owen
Séguidille (Carmen) McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Bizet, Georges Meilhac, Henri / Halévy, Ludovic
Cruda sorte! (L’italiana in Algeri) McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Anelli, Angelo
Shy (Once upon a Mattress) – ENCORE McHardy, Allyson, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rodgers, Mary Barer, Marshall