Anderson is a ninth-semester senior in the Auburn University Department of Music, pursuing a double major in vocal performance and music education. She has received numerous awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where she was named a national semifinalist in 2015. Anderson has twice been named an “Emerging Artist” at Vann Vocal Institute in Montgomery, and she has performed numerous leading roles with the Auburn University Opera Workshop, including the role of “Laurie” in the 2015 production of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land.
This program offers a glimpse of European and American culture from the classical era to the present day through the genres of opera, art song, operetta, and musical theatre. “Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen” by Carl Maria von Weber is an excerpt from a specific kind of late-classical opera, the German Singspiel or Zauberoper. Austrian poetry and theatre is further explored through the art song settings of Hugo Wolf and an excerpt from Johann Strauss’s most famous Viennese operetta, Die Fledermaus. Settings of French and Spanish poetry, as well as English translations of secular medieval texts complete the program.
Featured Performance: Cuatro madrigales amatorios, “Con qué la lavaré?"
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)