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Sunday Afternoon Music: A Cultural Odyssey in Opera with Cassandra Douglas

Published: March 26, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 April 7, 2024    02:00 PM-04:30 PM EDT

St. Paul's Chapel

Address: 209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, United States

Phone: +1 212-602-0800


Sunday Afternoon Music: A Cultural Odyssey in Opera with Cassandra Douglas

Cassandra Douglas, soprano, accompanied by Leesa Dahl, piano, will perform works by Margaret Bonds, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, George Gershwin, G.F. Handel, Undine Smith Moore, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Francesco Paolo Tosti, and more. Reception to follow. For information, contact Deborah Hope at [email protected].

Cassandra Douglas is an opera singer from Brooklyn, New York, who was raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She has performed nationally and internationally with opera companies and choirs. She recently performed in Champion at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Douglas made her debut at Carnegie Hall in the Weill Recital Hall in January 2021, and she was invited as a soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Litha Symphony. She has been a resident artist with the Opera Collective, the Chelsea Opera Theater, Amore Opera, the Opera Next Door, and Opera on Tap. She has sung Musetta in La Bohème, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, Berta in The Barber of Seville, and Evelyn (cover) in Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “. . . an exceptional pianist,” Leesa Dahl enjoys a busy career as a collaborative artist to the stars of her generation. Leesa is sought after as a role-preparation specialist and works closely with major operatic artists on their upcoming engagements. In recent seasons, she has been a rehearsal pianist for the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, New York City Ballet, and Mark Morris Dance Group. In 2018, Leesa prepared both the Opera Omaha and New York City premieres of the critically acclaimed Proving Up, by Missy Mazzoli.

Time: 2:00-4:30 pm EST



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