Trisha's Recital- May 5, 2006
Trisha started her recital off with Bach’s aria, “qui sedes ad dextram Patris” from Mass in B Minor which showed off her voice and Amanda’s piano playing. She then sang a song cycle of gypsy songs in German by Brahms. They were quite short and I especially liked the one about the roses.
"S’manie implacabili" from Cosi fan tutte opened the second part of the recital..it seems like I’ve heard this piece sung a ton lately. It has a showy recicitive and the aria is very memorable, but it’s Mozart so what do you expect.
Next Trisha sang a Poulenc song cycle, Le Bestiaire, which was delivered quite well. Much character is needed for these songs and Trish certainly told the stories through her eyes. They were very short pieces which didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, they went from one about dophins to one about a grasshopper, but were pretty cute. Paper wings, a song cycle by Jake Heggie was next. These also didn’t seem like they had any relevance to each other either. But each individually was really funny and tonally very interesting.
The program ended with two musical theatre pieces, Stars and the Moon from Songs for a New World and then the last piece, Trish sang with Sarah Fox, “For Good” from Wicked. Pretty much the whole audience was in tears.
Overall it was a very assorted and emotional program.