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Young Artists Recital – December 1, 1999 | Walter Hall, Toronto
Songs and duets by French, Russian and Italian opera composers

date: December 1, 1999

Each of our two talented students in the University of Toronto’s Opera Division had special gifts, stemming from their heredity:  Michèle Bogdanowicz, from francophone and Polish parents, and Katerina Tchoubar from Russia.  Their programme was well chosen to employ their dramatic gifts.  We began with some of Berlioz’s vivid and exotic songs, followed by a varied Tchaikovsky group.  After the intermission, three of Tchaikovsky’s duets were followed by a complete contrast in the shape of numbers from Rossini’s Soirées musicales.

Song Artist Composer Poet
La Belle voyageuse: Légende irlandaise, Op.2/4 (Irlande) Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Berlioz, Hector Moore, Thomas, trans. Gounet, Thomas
Zaïde: Bolero, Op.19/1 (Feuilles d’album) Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Berlioz, Hector Beauvoir, Roger de
La Mort d’Ophélie, Op.18/2 Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Berlioz, Hector Shakespeare, William, trans. Legouvé, Ernest
Pimpinella, Op.38/6 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich anon. Italian, trans. Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
The Canary, Op.25/4 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Mey, Lev
Behind the window, Op.60/10 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Polonsky, Yakov Petrovich
I was a little blade of grass, Op.47/7 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Shevchenko, Taras, trans. Surikov, Ivan
Does the day reign, Op.47/6 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Apukhtin, Alexey Nikolayevich
INTERMISSION
In the orchard, by the brook, Op.46/4 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Shevchenko, Taras, trans. Surikov, Ivan
Tears, Op.46/3 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tyuchev, Fyodor
Dawn, Op.46/6 Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Surikov, Ivan
La pesca (Soirées musicales) Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Metastasio, Pietro
La pastorella dell’Alpi (Soirées musicales) Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Pepoli, Carlo
L’invito (Soirées musicales) Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Pepoli, Carlo
La regata veneziana (Soirées musicales) Tchoubar, Katerina, soprano; Bogdanowicz, Michèle, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Pepoli, Carlo