Academy of Vocal Arts Announces Holiday 2022 Slate

By David Salazar

The Academy of Vocal Arts has announced its holiday lineup.

First up will be “Christmas in Spain” with soprano Cristina Nassif, a 2003 alumna. She will showcase “villancicos” from Spain by such composers as Nin, Toldrá, Rodrigo, and more. She will be accompanied by Emily Kosasih.

Performance Dates: Dec. 10, 2022

That is followed up by the fall recital that will feature sopranos Loella Grahn, Lydia Grindatto, and Emily Margevich; mezzo-sopranos Jenny Anne Flory and Alla Yarosh; tenors Luke Norvell, Shawn Roth, and Sahel Salam; baritones Kevin Godínez and Titus Muzi; and bass-baritone Dylan Gregg.

The recital’s program will feature excerpts from Janáček’s “Káťa Kabanová,” Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride,” and Marschner’s “Der Vampyr.”

Performance Dates: Dec. 13 & 15, 2022