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IOC Presents Stabat Mater and Orfeo

Saturday, March 18, 2017

EVENT DETAILS

Date:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event:

IOC Presents Stabat Mater and Orfeo

Venue:

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
11555 National Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90064
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EVENT INFORMATION

Independent Opera Company (IOC) is thrilled to present a double bill of Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck. Artistic Director Galina Barskaya notes, "When selecting these two works I was attracted by the beauty of the music; I also think these works have an important message for our times. Both talk about suffering and loss, but also about the transformative power of love, art and compassion."

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater (The Sorrowful Mother Was Standing) is set to one of the most beloved liturgical texts, telling the sad story of the Virgin Mary's suffering as she watches her beloved Son dying on the cross. IOC will perform this beautiful work oratorio style, with no staging. However, there will be some dancing at the beginning and the end. Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck is based on one of the most popular Greek myths: Orfeo ed Euridice, in which Orfeo goes to the underworld to rescue his beloved wife. This is the first of Gluck's "reform" operas, in which he attempted to replace the abstruse plots and overly complex music of opera seria with a "noble simplicity" in both the music and the drama.

ABOUT INDEPENDENT OPERA COMPANY
Created in Spring of 2012, Independent Opera Company (IOC) is committed to presenting the highest quality performances at affordable prices. IOC explores a wide range of operas from different styles, periods, and countries. Young and seasoned singers work together in harmony to give audiences a chance to experience the magical and transforming power of opera!

CAST:

Stabat Mater
Erica Lazerow, Soprano
Lesley Baird, Alto
Alexis Wesley, Alto (cover)

Orfeo ed Euridice
Orfeo: Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez
Amor: Erica Lazerow, Emily Rosenberg (cover)
Euridice: Rachel Payne, Tyffany Ho (cover)
Stage Director: Liza Barskaya
Music Director: Galina Barskaya
Dancers: Elissa Brock, Devin Ziel, Rie Fukushima

Flute solo: Michelle Matsumune

Chorus: Kyrian Corona, Tyler Azelton, Tiffany Ho, Jessie Massoudi,
Betsy Freeman, Janice Batzdorff, Michelle Matsumune, Ria Mukund,
Joe Michels, David Connors, Misha Barsky, Chris Jones, Paul Junger

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