Michelle Bradley & Will Liverman To Give Recital For George London Foundation

By Francisco Salazar

The George London Foundation is set to present soprano Michelle Bradley and baritone Will Liverman in recital.

The concert, set for Dec. 2, 2018, will be at the Gilder Lehrman Hall of The Morgan Library & Museum, the same venue in which they both won George London Awards in 2017 at the foundation’s annual competition. Ken Noda will join them at the piano.

The recital will be made up of songs and arias with Bradley performing Samuel Barber’s 10-song cycle Hermit Songs, “Pace, pace, mio Dio!” from Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” and “Es gibt ein Reich” from “Ariadne auf Naxos.”

Meanwhile, Liverman will perform Poulenc’s “Quatre Poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire,” four selections from “Songs of Travel” by Vaughan Williams, Grigory’s aria from Act one of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride,” and “Heiterkeit und Fröhlichkeit” from Lortzing’s comic opera “Der Wildschütz.”

The two will conclude the program with a performance of the duet “Ciel! Mio padre!” from Verdi’s “Aida.”

The George London Foundation for Singers, named for the great American bass-baritone, has honored, supported, and presented some of the finest American and Canadian singers since 1971.