Recent Career Bridges Vocal Competition Winners

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This week's Young Artists Showcase features songs with and without words. As a prelude, bassoonist Peter Kolkay performs the Schumann Romances, followed by a live YAS session with recent winners of the Career Bridges Vocal Competition.

Jorell Williams, Michelle Trovato and Laurence Brodereick perform arias from Bellini to Weill, as well as a bit of Danny Boy, all with pianist Ted Taylor.

The mission of Career Bridges is to help young operatic talents launch their careers after conservatory training. It provides grants, mentoring and performance opportunities over a period of three years. All of the singers on this week’s show will be featured, along with this year’s competition winners, at the Career Bridges 10th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, May 15, at the Essex House.

For tickets and more information, visit the Career Bridges website, or email Artistic Director David S. Bender at davidsbender[at]careerbridges[dot]org.

Program details:

Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
-- Peter Kolkay, bassoon; and Alexandra Nguyen, piano.

Recipients of Career Bridges Scholarship Awards:
Michelle Trovato, soprano; Laurence Brodereick, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone; with Ted Taylor, piano.

Bellini: Il Puritani – “Ah!, per sempre” (Jorell Williams)
Puccini: Turandot – “Nessun dorma” (Laurence Brodereick)
Puccini: La Boheme – “Quando m'en vo” (Michelle Trovato)
Puccini: La Boheme – “O Soave Fanciulla” (Michelle Trovato and Laurence Brodereick)
Puccini: La Rondine – “Chi bel Sogno” (Michelle Trovato)
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos – "Harlequin's Song" (Jorell Williams)
Traditional: Danny Boy (Laurence Brodereick)
Weill: Lost in the Stars – “Lost in the Stars” (Jorell Williams)