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Shawnette Sulker, soprano and Victor Khodadad, tenor

Date & Time: Sat. March 11, 7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
The concert will feature love songs and duets with music by Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart, Gershwin, Gounod, and Bernstein among others. The concert will also feature guest artists Amy Bouchard (mezzo-soprano) and Branislav Radakovic (baritone).

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Program

Gilbert & Sullivan:
“A Wand’ring Minstrel I” from The Mikado
“Poor Wandering One” from The Pirates of Penzance

Leonard Bernstein:
“Oh Happy We ”from Candide

W.A. Mozart:
“Welch ein Geschick”from Die Entführung aus dem Serail
From Die Zauberflöte
“Dies Bildnis”
“Der Hölle Rache”

Irish Ballad: “Danny Boy”
Harold Arlen: “Somewhere over the rainbow”

Stephen Sondheim:
From Sweeney Todd
“Green Finch and Linnet Bird”
“Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir”

F. Chopin:
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22

Charles Gounod:
From Roméo et Juliette
“Ah, je veux vivre”
“Madrigal”
“Ah, leve-toi soleil!“

G. Verdi:
From Rigoletto
“Caro nome”
“La donna è mobile”
“Quartet”

About the Artists

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Shawnette Sulker (soprano) Acclaimed for her “heart-breaking poignancy” and “beautifully tuned soprano” by the San Francisco Chronicle and for her “enchanting vocal splendor” by the Leipziger Volkszeitung, soprano Shawnette Sulker is a sought after artist in the United States and abroad. A consummate performer, her recent operatic roles include singing Constanze in Abduction from the Seraglio with Pacific Opera Project, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Festival Opera and Cunegonde in Candide with Oakland Symphony. Recent concert performances includes singing the soprano solos in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with both Santa Rosa Symphony and Peninsula Symphony, Scarlatti’s Su le sponde del Tebro with Pacific Chamber Symphony, and Orff’s Carmina Burana with Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra. Internationally, Ms. Sulker has sung Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Internationale Opera Producties and a recital at Red Door Studios, both in the Netherlands, and an orchestra concert featuring Porgy and Bess highlights and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and Prague’s Smetana Hall. The soprano has performed with such renowned companies as the San Francisco Opera, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Bach Soloists, Hawaii Opera Theatre, and Eugene Symphony to name a few.

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Photo Credit: Maya Barkai

Victor Khodadad (tenor)  A classically trained actor and singer, Mr. Khodadad received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Vocal Performance from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. He has performed regionally across the United States at Hartford Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theater, Mississippi Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Hot Springs Music Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Atlanta Symphony. Mr. Khodadad sings the leading roles of the Classical and Bel Canto repertoire including Tamino, Belmonte, Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Alfredo, The Duke, Nemorino, Nadir, Lensky, Roméo and Count Almaviva. Oratorio works include The Messiah, Elijah, The Creation, The Seasons, Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s Ninth Sympohony. He is a recent co-founder of the New York City based New Camerata Opera. From 2006 to 2009 he studied with legendary tenor Nicolai Gedda. For more information about Mr. Khodadad, please visit his web site http://www.victorkhodadad.com.

img_1636-version-2Kevin Korth (piano) Since graduating from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s renowned Chamber Music program in 2008, Kevin Korth has held a position at the Conservatory as both collaborative pianist and vocal coach.  Now an in-demand recitalist and coach in the Bay Area, he has collaborated with artists such as Robert Mann, Axel Strauss, Joel Krosnick, Frederica von Stade, Suzanne Mentzer, Nadine Sierra, Marnie Breckenridge, Kristen Clayton, and Brian Asawa.  This fall, Mr. Korth released his debut album Out of the Shadows, a CD of American art song with soprano Lisa Delan and cellist Matt Haimovitz for Pentatone Classics.  Recorded at Skywalker Ranch, the album features premieres by Jack Perla, Gordon Getty, and David Garner, in addition to previously unrecorded works by Norman Dello Joio, Paul Nardoff, and John Kander.

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