Cimarosa’s ‘Il Matrimonio Segreto’ Among Highlights of 2018 Mendocino Music Festival

By David Salazar

The Mendocino Music Festival has announced its 32nd annual edition, which will take place between July 6 and July 21.

The event features a wide range of music, but as has been the case with other season announcements, our focus here will be solely on opera and classical vocal performances.

Soprano Shawnette Sulker takes on songs from a number of musicals, including Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” The program also features the Candide Overture, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Barber’s Violin Concerto. The festival orchestra will be showcased at the Tent Concert Hall.

Performance Date:  July 8, 2018

Cimarosa’s “Il Matrimonio Segreto” gets a showcase under the direction of Erin Neff. Guest Conductor Lucik Aprahämian leads an ensemble that includes Angela Cadolago, Tonia D’Amelia, Sylvie Jensen, Michael Desnoyers, Bojan Knezevic, and Ben Brady.

Performance Date: July 13, 2018

The Festival Orchestra and Chorus join forces for the final performance of the season, which includes music by Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and John Rutter. Soprano Amy Bouchard also appears.

Performance Date: July 21, 2018

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