L'alba sepàra dalla luce l'ombra
Poème d'un jour, Op. 21
Canticle I: My Beloved is Mine
Dichterliebe, Op 48
Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
CAIC continues its Lieder Lounge series, showcasing rising stars performing programs of songs in intimate salon settings. The 2017 Fall Lieder Lounge features current Ryan Opera Center artists tenor Josh Lovell and pianist Madeline Slettedahl.
JOSH LOVELL, tenor
Canadian tenor Josh Lovell, a first-year Ryan Opera Center member, was a 2017 national semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He made his Canadian operatic debut in 2013 with Pacific Opera Victoria, portraying Bardolfo/Falstaff. A native of Victoria, Lovell has since returned to POV as Normanno/Lucia di Lammermoor. Recent performance credits include Handel’s Messiah (Victoria Symphony, Toledo Symphony Orchestra), Bach’s St. John Passion(Victoria Baroque Players), Mozart’s Requiem (Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra), Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vesperae solennes de Confessore (Capriccio Vocal Ensemble), Bach’s Mass in B minor (The Handel Society of Music), and Handel's Jephtha (Oakland Choral Society). Lovell is an alumnus of the University of Victoria (bachelor’s degree) and the University of Michigan (master’s degree, performances as Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi, Ferrando/Così fan tutte, and Lysander/A Midsummer Night's Dream). He recently portrayed Bao Yu/Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber in a workshop performance of this work, newly commissioned by San Francisco Opera. In addition to numerous vocal programs across Canada, Lovell has participated in SFO’s Merola Opera Program and studied at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg as a recipient of the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship.
In the 2017/18 Lyric Opera season he will appear in Turandot.
MADELINE SLETTEDAHL, piano
Collaborative pianist Madeline Slettedahl begins her 2017/18 season at the Lyric Opera of Chicago commencing a two-year residency as ensemble coach and pianist at the company’s Ryan Opera Center. A graduate of Music Academy of the West and winner of the 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition, she served as rehearsal pianist during the Festival’s 2016 production of The Bartered Bride under the baton of Matthew Aucoin, as well as for theOperaFest scenes program conducted by John Churchwell. Recent engagements include as rehearsal pianist for productions of Menotti’s The Telephone and The Medium with Opera in the Heights, and as coach pianist for the 2017 world premiere workshop of Ricky Ian Gordon’s A House Without a Christmas Tree at Houston Grand Opera.
A devoted recitalist and art song performer, Madeline made her Carnegie Hall debut in January of 2017 performing in a series of masterclasses with Dame Felicity Lott and pianist Margo Garrett under the auspices of Carnegie’s The Song Continues Institute. In March she completed a nationwide recital tour with fellow Marilyn Horne Song Competition winner and baritone Ben Lowe, including sold-out performances in Santa Barbara’s Hahn Hall and New York’s Marc A. Scorca Hall at Opera America. Recent radio appearances include a Chicago debut with WFMT’s Impromptu series and a podcast interview with Classical Classroom’s Dacia Clay, featured on Houston Public Media. As a strong advocate for new music she has debuted a number of commissions including the world premieres ofWillows for solo piano by composer-conductor Roger Briggs and My Life a Lyric Cry by Greek-Canadian composer Constantine Caravassilis.
presented in partnership with
all performance and master class photography by Elliot Mandel