Calendar: Florida Grand Opera Goes OUT OF SIGHT at PAMM

Event Description

PAMM will partner with Florida Grand Opera (FGO) to feature seven reworked opera classics, reformatted to include inspiring phrases from Lawrence Weiner's OUT OF SIGHT. Phrases from OUT OF SIGHT have been translated into five languages often used in opera – English, French, Italian, Spanish and German – for an exciting art and opera mashup! Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT is on view through May 28, 2017.

Dominick Corbacio, Tenor
Paul Kovacovic, Piano
Sarah Payne, Soprano
Courtney Miller, Mezzo-Soprano

Tenor Dominick Corbacio makes his debut with Florida Grand Opera this season. Previously, he has appeared as an apprentice artist at Opera Saratoga in the American premiere of Phillip Glass' The Witches of Venice in the role of The King (2016), as well as the Sailor in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (2015) both directed by Karole Armitage. Praised by the New York Times as having given "One excellent performance after another of the sublime Du bist die Ruh…", Corbacio was featured in Lee Mingwei's Sonic Blossom at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Other recent credits include Prince Sou Chong (Das Land des Lächelns), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Steven Todd/Arnold Murray (The Life and Deaths of Alan Turing), with companies such as Venture Opera, Manhattan School of Music, and American Lyric Theatre. This season at FGO he sings El Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, and Triquet in Tchaicovsky's Eugene Onegin.

Soprano Sarah Payne, a native of South Florida, will be joining Florida Grand Opera for a second season as part of their 2016/17 Young Artist Program. This season, Payne will be covering the role of Micäela in Bizet's Carmen as well as covering Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Last season, Payne sang the role of Clotilde in Bellini's Norma, and covered the title role of Norma as well as Marta from Weinberg's The Passenger. Payne has a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Florida International University. Other performing credits include: The First Lady (The Magic Flute) with the Siena Music Festival; Anna Maurrant (Street Scene), Poppea (Agrippina), and the Governess (The Turn of the Screw), all under Maestro Grezgorz Nowak of the Royal Philharmonic of London as part of Florida International University's Opera Theater.

Mezzo-Soprano Courtney Miller debuts with Florida Grand Opera this season. She will sing Mercédès in Carmen and Olga in Eugene Onegin. During the 2015-16 season, her schedule included Hannah in The Passenger with Michigan Opera Theatre, Meg in Little Women with Madison Opera and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and The Wind in The Witches of Venice with Opera Saratoga. Miller made her Odyssey Opera debut as Mrs. Ford in Sir John in Love in 2015. As a Virginia Opera Emerging Artist 2013-15, her roles included Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Page in Salome, Meg Page in Falstaff, Flora in La Traviata, and Mercédès in Carmen. As a Young Artist with Glimmerglass Festival in 2014, Miller sang Suzuki in Madame Butterfly and covered the Composer in Ariadne auf NaxosAn art song enthusiast, Miller has performed Ravel's Shéhérazade with the Brevard Sinfonia, selections of Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne with the Chautauqua Symphony, and has won first place in the National Federation of Music Clubs' Young Artist Competition in Women's Voice and the American Prize in Art Song for Women's Voice. Other role highlights include Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking, the title role in L'enfant et les sortilèges, and Concepción in L'heure Espagnole. A Wisconsin native, Miller holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Boston Conservatory.

Reworked classics will include:

"Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" from Das Land des Lächelns by Franz Lehár (Sung by Dominick Corbaccio)

"Voi che Sapete" from Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Sung by Courtney Miller)

"Casta Diva" from Norma  by Vincenzo Bellini (Sung by Sarah Payne)

"Una Furtiva Lagrima" from L'elisir d'amoreby Gaetano Donizetti (Sung by Dominick Corbaccio)

The Barcarolle from Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jaques Offenbach (Sung by Sarah Payne and Courtney Miller)

"Wie? Was? Entsetzen! Drom Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber (Sung by Sarah Payne, Courtney Miller, and Dominick Corbaccio)

Evening Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (Sung by Sarah Payne and Courtney Miller)