Featuring scenes from The Ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore and Don Pasquale, by Gaetano Donizetti
and songs by Amy Beech, Ned Rorem, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin
Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, has sung with the National Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Opera, Kennedy Center Orchestra, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Dayton Opera, Monadnock Music Festival in Vermont, Reinzanaka Recital Series in Tokyo, IBIS Chamber Music Society and Master Chorale of Washington. A graduate of Indiana University, she was a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. Elizabeth is Director of Music of Rock Spring United Church of Christ in Arlington, VA. She maintains a private voice studio in Arlington and Alexandria, VA.
Lewis Freeman, baritone, has performed in over 70 roles in opera and theatre. He has soloed with the Washington National Opera, National Symphony Mozart Weekend, Columbus (OH) Symphony, Washington Bach Consort, Cathedral Choral Society, Capital City Symphony, Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, New Dominion Chorale, Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra, IN Series and Detmolder Jugendorchester of Detmold, Germany. As an actor he is an Associate Artist with Constellation Theatre of Washington. Lew teaches voice privately and is on the faculty of the Valley Music Academy in Waynesboro, VA.
Edward Roberts, piano, is an active vocal accompanist and coach in the Washington area. He has conducted operas for companies in the Boston and Washington areas and was on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory of Music. Performance venues as pianist and conductor include the Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium, Strathmore Hall, and the Barns of Wolf Trap. Ed is the Assistant Music Director and Organist at Rock Spring Church in Arlington, VA.