EChOs Past and Future

A Benefit Concert: November 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM CST


Chi il bel sogno (from La Rondine)

Hillary Esqueda, soprano
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami


Who is Silvia? (from Let Us Garlands Bring)

Ian McGuffin, baritone
Music by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Lyrics by William Shakespeare


Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno (from Die Zauberflöte)

Rachael Long, soprano; Zachary Angus, baritone
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Libretto by  Emanuel Schikaneder


At the mid hour of night (from Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies)

Jake Hemminger, tenor
Music by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Words by Thomas Moore


Nobles seigneurs, salut! (from Les Huguenots)

Julia Rahm, mezzo-soprano
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)
Libretto by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps


Avant de quitter ces lieux (from Faust)

Jeremiah Strickler, baritone
Music by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré


Poisoning Pigeons in the Park (from An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer)

Alannah Spencer, soprano
Lyrics and Music by Tom Lehrer (b. 1928)


Lullaby (from The Consul)

Angela Torres-Kutkuhn, mezzo-soprano
Libretto and Music by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)


Vision fugitive (from Hérodiade)

Zachary Angus, baritone
Music by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Libretto by Paul Milliet and Henri Grémont


Lensky’s Aria (from Eugene Onegin)

Karlos Piñero-Mercado, tenor
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Libretto by the composer, based on novel by Alexander Pushkin


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O Mimì, tu più non torni (from La Bohème)

Karlos Piñero-Mercado, tenor; Jeremiah Strickler, baritone
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa


Lisa’s Aria (from Queen of Spades)

Alannah Spencer, soprano
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky, based on story by Alexander Pushkin


Donde lieta uscì (from La Bohème)

Rachael Long, soprano
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa


An Old Fashioned Love Story (from The Wild Party)

Julia Rahm, mezzo-soprano
Words and Music by Andrew Lippa (b. 1964)


O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Bethany Brautigam, soprano
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano


Nasaan ka, Irog? (Kundiman Aria)

Ian McGuffin, baritone
Music and Lyrics by Nicanor Abelardo (1893-1934)


Senza mamma (from Suor Angelica)

Hillary Esqueda, soprano
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano


You’ll never walk alone (from Carousel)

Angela Torres-Kutkuhn, mezzo-soprano
Music by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II