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MAYA VANSUCH soprano
JOHN BENJAMIN piano
DONIZETTI “Quel Guardo Il Cavaliere” from Don Pasquale
GIANNINI “Tell Me, Oh Blue, Blue Sky!”
GIANNINI “Sing to My Heart a Song”
MOORE “The Willow Song” from The Ballad of Baby Doe
RODGERS and HAMMERSTEIN “If I Loved You” from Carousel
KERN “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man” from Show Boat
WILLSON “Till There Was You” from The Music Man
PUCCINI “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi
Dayton Opera is pleased to present soprano Maya Vansuch and pianist John Benjamin in recital as part of DPAA’s Summer Streams. Ms. Vansuch, who appeared last season in Dayton Opera’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program and in the mainstage production of La Cenerentola, and John Benjamin, last season’s AIR Music Director and music faculty member at the University of Dayton, will perform repertoire from opera, art song, and classic American musical theater. Opera selections are from Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Songs by composers Vittorio Giannini, Richard Strauss and Gioachino Rossini are featured, along with musical favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Jerome Kern’s Show Boat, and Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.
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