Renata Pokupic's New York Recital Debut

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Croatian mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupic has performed major roles with the Royal Opera House, Los Angeles Opera, Covent Garden and many other theaters. For her New York recital debut at the Frick Collection, Pokupic chose a diverse program with veteran pianist Roger Vignoles, who first performed at the Frick Collection in 1984.

In addition to sets of songs by Schumann, Faure, Weill and Samuel Barber, Pokupic pays tribute to a lesser-known composer from her native Croatia, Božidar Kunc, who was also the accompanist and brother of Metropolitan Opera star Zinka Milanov.

Program details:

Robert Schumann: From Myrthen, Opus 25

Robert Schumann: Maria Stuart Lieder, Opus 135

Gabriel Fauré:
Aurore, Opus 39, No.1
Automne, Opus 18, No.3
Le Secret, Opus 23, No.3
Fleur Jetée, Opus 23, No.2
Chanson du Pecheur, Opus 39, No.2
Notre Amour, Opus 23, No.2

Jan Kunc: From De Elda’s Love Songs, Opus 72

Samuel Barber:
A Nun Takes the Veil
The Secrets of the Old
Nocturne
Solitary Hotel

Kurt Weill:
Youkali
Je ne t’aime pas
Le Grand Lustucru
J’attends un navire

Samuel Barber: Sure on this Shining Night

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