Menna Cazel & Eugene Asti

Location:
Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio
Time:
Thursday 23 November 2017, 19:30–21:30

Pontio presents

Menna Cazel (Soprano) & Eugene Asti (Piano)


Thursday, 23 November, 7.30pm
Theatr Bryn Terfel
£14/£12 over 60s/£5 students and under 18s

Franz Schubert Lachen und Weinen (Rückert), D. 777 Erster Verlust (Goethe),
D. 226 Die Liebe hat gelogen (Platen), D.751 Die Forelle (Schubart), D. 550
Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und –leben (Chamisso), op. 42

INTERVAL

Sergei Prokofieff 5 Poems of Anna Akhmatova, op.27
Leonard Bernstein I Hate Music!
Dilys Elwyn-Edwards Caneuon Natur

Menna Cazel Davies has a beautiful, warm, lyric soprano voice, a strong stage presence and natural performing ability. She made her professional operatic debut in 2014 singing Erste Blumenmädchen in Parsifal for Oper Leipzig. She has already received great success in Wales, winning all the major prizes for singers under twenty five years of age - the W. Towyn Roberts scholarship and the Osborne Roberts Memorial Award at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and first prize at the 2009 Llangollen International Eisteddfod. She also won the inaugural 'Voice of the Future Award' at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2013.

One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, New York born Eugene Asti has performed with many great artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Sir Thomas Allen, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sir Bryn Terfel and the late Dame Margaret Price.

An official Steinway artist since 2009, Eugene returns to Bangor following a sell-out concert with Sir Williard White in 2014, this time to perform with soprano Menna Cazel and to undertake outreach work and a master class for young singers.