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Operatic musical mixture live on Bowen
When a passionate Mexican tenor joins with two Canadian sopranos, one a coloratura, the other a lyrical dramatist, the result is bound to be an afternoon of rich and exciting song. And that is what the Bowen Island Arts Council classical concert at Cates Hill Chapel on March 2nd promises. The passionate Mexican is Sergio Flores Mendez. He has put together a program of arias and duets that will take the audience on an exploration of love in song. Stephanie Miles, the coloratura, will bring her crystalline voice, and Kelly Nobles her rich tones and lyricism. When the combination has the benefit of Roger Parton, director of Opera Pro Cantati, teacher of lieder and opera, at the piano, it becomes a show not to be missed.
A selection of music promising, as Flores puts it, a journey through “the many different forms, shapes, and tones in which love can be expressed” will have something for every one: music on love “young and comical between Frederik and Mabel, intense and volatile between Otello and Desdemona, and serene and entrancing between Mallika and Lakme”. The composers themselves are as varied as the love they express in their music and create in their audience. Come. See and hear for yourselves on Sunday March 2nd 3.30 pm at Cates Hill Chapel, Bowen Island. Tickets at the door and from Bowen Island Arts Council web site www.biac.ca or from the Gallery at Artisan Square Friday through Sunday, noon to 4.00 pm.