(COPAKE, N.Y.) – Soprano Kristina Bachrach stars in “From Opera to Broadway: Music for the Stage,” a program of opera selections from Monteverdi, Mozart, Johann Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Puccini, and show tunes by Gershwin, Weill, Kern, Rodgers, Sondheim and Wilson, at Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Saturday, November 14, at 5 pm. Bachrach will be accompanied by pianist Mitchell Vines.
Kristina Bachrach is making a name for herself as an exciting and diverse young singer, who has been said to have “a voice of utter purity” and whose singing has been called “passionate yet lucid”, and “haunting and soulful.”
In recent seasons she has made operatic role debuts as the Princesse in Bare Opera’s inaugural performance of Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges,” Lucy in The Tele-phone and Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium with Opera Naples; as Emily Dickinson in Eva Kendrick’s Emily with the Thompson Street Opera Company in Louisville, and as Musetta in La Bohème with the Lyric Opera of Virginia.
She sang recitals in seven cities around the country under the auspices of the Brooklyn Art Song Society and also made concert and recital appearances with the Westchester Choral Society, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, the Moravian Music Foundation, the Banff Centre, and the Cecilia Chorus of New York at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
In 2011 Bachrach created the role of Lucinda in the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera “Dark Sisters” with Gotham Chamber Opera, and in 2012 appeared in the same role with Opera Philadelphia. She has completed residencies with Nashville Opera and the Tanglewood Music Center and has upcoming residencies with Thompson Street Opera Company, the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, and the Lake George Music Festival.
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Rt. 22, approximately one mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale. For information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101, or visit the library’s website at Roeliff Jansen Community Library.