"Isai Jess Muñoz elicited laughs as the hunchback Demo... the cast crucially, deftly navigated the boarder between slapstick and genuine emotion."
National Opera Association 2021 Virtual Conference
As this year’s NOA Vice President for Conferences, Isaí Jess Muñoz leads NOA’s executive team in offering over 40 workshops and presentations, The Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, The Robert Hansen Opera Scenes Competition and so much more.This year’s NOA Lifetime Honorees include Dorothy Danner (stage director), Alice Parker (composer), and Paul Tazewell (costume designer). Renew your sense of purpose, and join us as together, we explore and celebrate significant practices, methods and forward-thinking strategies.
"Chanson D'Amour" Solo Recital with Master Player Virtual Concert Series
French Songs by Fauré, Debussy, Duparc and Liszt
This program celebrates the history of melodie (French Art Songs), which by the early nineteenth century had firmly established itself as a medium for leading composers, few of whom could resist the lure of dainty odes and sprawling epics written by literary authors such as Victor Hugo and Paul Verlaine. The genre of French Art Song offers an explosion of rich harmonic colors and hypnotic shapes that bask in the natural resonances of words, the repetition of vowel sounds and alliteration. It’s no wonder then, that the mysteries of love which have long been the catalyst of innumerable works of art, finds as intense a union with the passion and dramatic range of the melodie.