Rest in Pieces

MARCH 6 & 8, 2020
Friday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

Presented by the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program and The Orchestra Now

Conceived and Directed by Stephanie Blythe with John Jarboe
Conducted by James Bagwell
Performed and written by the artists of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and The Orchestra Now

A devised opera celebrating the tribulations, glories, and loves of this tempestuous art form, featuring the music of Mozart, Strauss, Bizet, Copland, and Puccini.


Operas represented in Rest in Pieces:
Bizet Carmen
Puccini La Bohème
Copland The Tender Land
Mozart Don Giovanni
R. Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos


James Bagwell conductor

vocal soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program

Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program

The Graduate Vocal Arts Program is a unique master of music program in vocal arts. Created to prepare the young singer for the special challenges of pursuing a professional life in music in the 21st century, this two-year MM degree program balances a respect for established repertory and expressive techniques with the flexibility and curiosity needed to keep abreast of evolving musical ideas. Students work on art song, chamber music, new music and operatic repertoire throughout the coursework of the program. Operatic repertoire is studied and performed throughout the curriculum and, in alternate years, in a fully staged production at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. The program also includes a strong practical component, with seminars and classes on career skills led by some of the leading figures in arts management and administration.

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