Pacific Opera Announces ‘ Live from the Baumann’ Concert Series

By David Salazar

Pacific Opera in Victoria, Canada has announced the “Live from the Baumann” concert series.

The live in-person performances invites audiences for a socially-distanced showcase at the Baumann Center where they can see some of opera’s rising stars.

First up will be Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and soprano Lara Secord-Haid as they take on music by  Osvaldo Golijov, Carlos Guastavino, André Previn, Maurice Ravel, and Mordechai Zeira. The duo will be accompanied by violinist David Visentin, cellist Rachel Kapon, pianist Kimberley-Ann Bartczak, and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Poynter.

Performance Dates: Oct. 28, 29, 30, and 31, at 7:30pm and Nov. 1

Next up is a performance by mezzo-soprano Megan Latham as she presents “My 3 C’s: Copland, Cancionnes, & Corona.”

“The repertoire will reference some of the artistic confusion I’ve been feeling”, Latham stated in a press release. “The groups of songs each tell their own stories. I think their texts and sentiments apply to what we’re all experiencing now, whether it’s nostalgia for the past we knew, our frustration in the present, or positive energy for the future.”

She will be accompanies by pianist Kimberley-Ann Bartczak.

Performance Dates: Nov. 4, 6 & 8