International Masters Academy of Opera To Present Concert in Carnegie Hall

By David Salazar

The International Masters Academy of Opera will present “An Evening of Opera” at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 18, 2019.

The performance will feature Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times classical music critic, who will narrate the evening.

The concert will feature sopranos Juliet Morris, Samantha McElhaney, Margarita Gushcha, Diana Skavronskaya; mezzo-sopranos Corinn Springer and Polina Egudina; tenor Juan Hernandez; baritone Samuel Chiba; and bass-baritone Tair Tazhi. Pianists Giovanni Longo and Christian Ugenti will accompany the soloists.

The repertory will include selections from such works as “L’Elisir d’Amore,” “Rigoletto,” “Candide,” and pieces by Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Korngold, Mozart, Dove, and Monteverdi, among others.

“IMAO began as an idea to give international masterclasses. We began in Moscow, Russia, and subsequently have brought our musical ideas around the globe. Tonight, we celebrate in New York by bringing our talented and gifted young artists to Carnegie Hall with Vivien Schweitzer’s fresh perspective on opera through the ages,” says Dr. Richard Milton Barrett, MaArtistic Director of IMAO in a press release.