• Thursday, Dec 30, 2010

    Carnegie Hall Program Update: Sylvia Schwartz replaces Genia Kühmeier on April 25




    Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Sylvia Schwartz will replace soprano Genia Kühmeier in a collaborative vocal concert on Monday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Ms. Kühmeier is unable to appear due to scheduling conflicts. Ms. Schwarz appears with mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, tenor Michael Schade, bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, and pianists Malcolm Martineau and Justus Zeyen to perform a vocal concert featuring Schumann’s Spanische Liebeslieder, and several works by Brahms including both sets of the Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 and Op.65. Complete program details are listed below.

    Sylvia Schwartz is considered one of the most exciting lyric sopranos of her generation. As a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Ms. Schwartz has worked with conductors Daniel Barenboim, Philippe Jordan, Rene Jacobs, and Fabio Luisi, and her roles have included Oscar (Ballo), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Marzelline (Fidelio). Ms. Schwartz has appeared at various opera houses and festivals including The Bolshoi Theatre, Wiener Staatsoper, La Scala Milan, Munich State Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet, Baden-Baden, and the Verbier Festival, among others. Ms. Schwartz is in demand as a concert artist and recitalist having performed with pianists such as Wolfram Rieger, Kirill Gerstein, Simon Lepper, and Gary Matthewman, as well as with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Helmut Rilling, and Christopher Hogwood. Beginning in the 2010–11 season, Ms. Schwartz is a member of the Vienna State Opera company; where her roles include Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Morgana (Alcina), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro).

    Program Information
    Monday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    , Soprano
    , Mezzo-Soprano
    , Tenor
    , Bass-Baritone
    , Piano
    , Piano

    ROBERT SCHUMANN Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "An die Heimat," Op. 64, No. 1
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "Der Abend," Op. 64, No. 2
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "O schöne Nacht," Op. 92, No. 1
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "Abendlied," Op. 92, No. 3
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 65

    ***Please note that this update supersedes previous press materials related to this concert.***

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    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced from $31 to $92 are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.



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