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|Suzanne Kilgore sang in Toronto at the Poor Alex Theatre|
|Suzanne Kilgore, soprano, and her friend and
fellow opera singer Kristine Dandavino, a mezzo soprano,
performed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 24, at the Poor Alex
Theatre. The performance, in the form of a relatively informal
recital, was part of Arts Week at the Poor Alex, and the audience
had their choice of the operatic music, a two-person play staring
Angel Morgan and Stephen Chambers, or both.
The evening was produced by Angel, and before the show she gave me a mini-tour, including a visit to the production booth. About 40 years ago, I spent a few nights helping produce a variety show in the theatre, operating the lights and the curtain. It was fun to see my daughter on the same stage.
June 2004 updates
Suzanne has spent the year developing her "new" voice, and becoming involved in the business side of the music and theatre businesses.
July 2003 updates
THE SECOND CD
So she's been busy adding new songs, and in mid-April created her second CD, aimed primarily at music professionals interested in assessing her voice for professional engagements. Accompanied only by piano, the CD includes:
|Come scoglio||Cosi fan tutte||W. A. Mozart|
|Pace, pace mio Dio||La Forza del Destino||G. Verdi|
|Era desso, figlio mio||Lucrezia Borgia||G. Donizetti|
|O patria mia||Aida||G. Verdi|
|Ma dall'arido stella divulsa||Un ballo in maschera||G. Verdi|
ANOTHER PERFORMANCE - May 2003
Magic Flute with Opera Barrie.
Performance dates are Friday May 9th and Saturday May 10th.
Show starts at 8.00 p.m.
Cerridwen Theatre Project
166 Saunders Road Unit 9
If you are ever looking for Cerridwen Theatre project, take the 400 from Toronto almost to Barrie, to Molson Drive, go east then turn right on Bayview, turn left
on Saunders Road. 166 is on the north-east corner, Unit 9 is at the far
end of the parking lot.
Some past performances:
Christmas 2002; Guest Soloist, Messiah, in Orangeville, Ontario
June 2002; Performance for Festival Caravan at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, Toronto
Saturday, March 16; Variety Concert at Edwards Gardens, Toronto
25; Palm Beach Opera Competition, Palm Beach, Florida
Sunday, April 28; Winners' Concert, Palm Beach Opera
Thursday, May 23 -- Saturday, May 25; The Impressario, Barrie Opera, Barrie, Ontario
Suzanne Kilgore is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Opera School. Prior to this she studied for three year's at the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto.
She made her European professional debut in Lucca, Italy, in the summer of 2000.
Currently residing in Toronto, she participates in international singing competitions, sings as a guest with churches and opera companies, and has been performing in recitals and private performances.
Although considered a mezzo-soprano during most of her formal schooling, her broad vocal range has led her to increase her repertoire to include music most often sung by sopranos. She has a full, rich voice that lends itself to dramatic parts.
The H.R. Audio Visual Annual Christmas Recital -- December 15, 2001
This is the second year Suzanne Kilgore has been the guest soloist at this recital, which features pianist Judith deHaney and violinist / pianist David Hannan. It was held at the Newtonbrook United Church, in the North York district of Toronto.
Suzanne sang six German songs, accompanied by Judith on the piano, and closed the evening with Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
The picture's gone from the site now, replaced by more recent photos, but that's Suzanne, dressed like a man, crouched.
This is the web site of the Opera Theatre of Lucca, where she spent the summer of 2000, in the role of Ruggerio in Alcina. She/he (Ruggerio is a man) is kneeling, in front of Martha Guest.
There's a story about Lucca in the current (November - December 2001) issue of Opera Now magazine, published by Rhinegold in England, based on Lucca's 2001 season.
La Traviata -- Opera Mississauga
Opera Mississauga performs in Hammerson Hall in the Mississauga Living Arts Centre, just north-west of the Square One shopping center, at Highway 10 (Hurontario Street) and Burnhamthorpe Road.
For seating and ticket information, and for directions to Hammerson hall, please go to www.operamississauga.com
|It was a great success!
Suzanne Kilgore and Penelope Walcott Recital
Trinity St. Paul's United Church
Tickets $20, at the door
Contact: Brian A. Kilgore
Contemporary Classical Music Recital
Penelope Walcott, composer and pianist and
Toronto pianist and composer Penelope Walcott and mezzo-soprano Suzanne Kilgore will be in recital on Tuesday, June 26, at 8 pm, at Trinity St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto. Tickets are $20, at the door.
Ms. Walcott will play four of her own compositions, including The Pleasant Life In Newfoundland, sung by Ms. Kilgore.
Ms. Walcott will play her work The Sleepy Quartet, which will be sung by Ms. Kilgore, baritone Alex Weir and tenor Frank Nakashima, accompanied by a string quartet composed of Anna Redekop, viola, Aislinn Nosky, violin, Sarah Fraser, violin, and Carina Reeves, cello.
Auguries of Innocence, written by Ms. Walcott with the idea that it would be first performed by Ms. Kilgore, is based on extracts of the poem by William Blake, and will be sung by Ms. Kilgore, accompanied by clarinet and violin.
Other composers whose work is being performed in the recital include Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Gerald Finzi and John Beckwith.
Ms. Kilgore, who studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and graduated with a Opera Performance Diploma from the University of Toronto last performed in Toronto in May, on stage at Nathan Philips Square, and earlier this spring with Opera Mississauga.
A year ago she made her European professional debut in Lucca, Italy, in the role Ruggiero from G. F. Handel's opera Alcina.
The photos below are available to print media.
Penelope Walcott is left, wearing glasses. Suzanne Kilgore is at right.
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Suzanne Kilgore, 2.5 inches wide, scanned at 225
Suzanne Kilgore, 5 inches wide, scanned at 225
Penelope Walcott, 2.5 inches wide, scanned at 225