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Celebrity Recital: Shannon Mercer | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
A debutante at the Bayfield Festival of Song presents a programme of songs and operatic favourites

date: June 13, 2009

As the second Celebrity Recital at the 3rd annual Bayfield Festival of Song, distinguished soprano Shannon Mercer, (who sang with us frequently in Toronto) presented a concert ranging from Purcell’s theatre songs, through varied songs by Schumann, Villa-Lobos and French composers, to some of her operatic favourites.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
I attempt from love’s sickness to fly (The Indian Queen) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Purcell, Henry, real. Britten, Benjamin Dryden, John
Mad Bess Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Purcell, Henry, real. Britten, Benjamin anon.
Sweeter than roses (Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Purcell, Henry, real. Britten, Benjamin Norton, Richard
Mondnacht, Op.39/5 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Waldesgespräch, Op.39/3 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Auf einer Burg, Op.39/7 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Schöne Fremde, Op.39/6 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Y deryn pur Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Welsh folksong, arr. Hoddinott, Alun anon.
Codiad yr Hedydd Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Welsh folksong, arr. Haydn, Franz Joseph anon.
Fenyw Fwyn Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Welsh folksong, arr. Roberts, Mervyn anon.
Clychau Aberdyfi Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Welsh folksong, arr. Bantock, Granville anon.
Y Gog Lwydlas Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Welsh folksong, arr. Bantock, Granville anon.
Reine des mouettes (Métamorphoses) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
C’est ainsi que tu es (Métamorphoses) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
Paganini (Métamorphoses) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
INTERMISSION
Clair de lune (Fêtes galantes I) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Debussy, Claude Verlaine, Paul
Guitare Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Lalo, Eduard Hugo, Victor
Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ravel, Maurice n/a
Mando, tiro, tiro, là Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Villa-Lobos, Heitor anon. German, trans. anon.
A gatinha parda Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Villa-Lobos, Heitor anon.
João Cambuête Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Villa-Lobos, Heitor anon. Hispanic/Italian
Na corda da vióla Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Villa-Lobos, Heitor anon. Hispanic/African
Saper vorreste (Un ballo in maschera) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Verdi, Giuseppe Somma, Antonio
Love unspoken (Die lustige Witwe) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Lehár, Franz Léon, Viktor / Stein, Leo, trans. Ross, Adrian
Una voce poco fa (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Rossini, Gioachino Sterbini, Cesare
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) – ENCORE Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Puccini, Giacomo Forzano, Giovacchino
A Word on my Ear – ENCORE Mercer, Shannon, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Swann, Donald Flanders, Michael