The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice


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Fourth-annual festival celebrates all forms of vocal music, from opera, gospel, and Broadway to the nearly lost medieval art of cantor

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Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

  • What it is: the fourth-annual celebration of vocal artists from Hudson Valley and beyond, organized by local musicians Maria Todaro, Louis Otey, and Justin Kolb
  • Where to see mezzo-soprano Maria Todaro: soloing in Verdi's Requiem
  • Where to see baritone Louis Otey: taking the title role in Rigoletto
  • Where to see pianist Justin Kolb: performing Verdi, Liszt, and Wagner in Two's Company... Three's a Crowd
  • Who else is from New York: the soloists and ensemble singers at A Gospel Celebration!, Jack Mendelson and family from The Art of the Cantor, and avant-garde chamber group Ensemble Pi
  • Who is from farther afield: New Orleans's Alfred Walker and Jeanne-Michele Charbonet join Los Angeles's Eduardo Villa and North Carolina's Victoria Livengood for Voices of Distinction: Wagner
  • From even farther: world musicians from across the Mediterranean explore the Jewish experience from Spain to Morocco in The Spirit of Sepharad
  • Who is from a time long past: Maria Callas, the opera legend whose life and works come to life in Master Class, though she'll have you know it wasn't that long past
  • Which performances will make you chuckle: Master Class and Two's Company...Three's a Crowd
  • Which performances will make you cry: Requiem and Rigoletto, both by noted handkerchief shill Giuseppe Verdi
  • Which performances will let you sing along: A Gospel Celebration! and The Art of the Cantor
  • Which performance will have you thinking about contemporary issues: Ensemble Pi

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