Husson Universitys Gracie Theatre Will Celebrate Romance With Bizet to Broadway Performance

Bangor, Maine (PRWEB) 2015

Richard Troxell, one of the world’s biggest lyric tenors and Kirsten Chavez, a mezzo-soprano known around the globe for her representation of Carmen, certainly did make an unusual appearance together in performance at the Gracie Theatre.

. Their performance, “Bizet to Broadway,” features arias, ballads and Broadway favorites, all dedicated to love in honor of Valentine’s Day.

.”This concert, showcasing a selection of traditional love tunes, is a perfect Valentine’s Day event for music enthusiasts. It’s unusual to have 2 world-class entertainers together for one night, so we’re especially lucky.” states Jeri Misler, handling director of the Gracie Theatre. “Wine and chocolate will round off the night’s romantic style.”

. Options from Bizet’s Carmen carried out in show consist of Carmen’s famous “Habenera,” “Seguidilla,” “Don Jose’s Flower Song,” and the gorgeous final duet of the opera. In addition, they will perform the notorious aria, “Mon coeur s’ourvre a ta voix” from the Camille Saint-Saëns opera, Samson and Delilah.

. Broadway choices consist of “We Kiss in a Shadow” and other duets from The King and I. The efficiency will likewise showcase other Broadway classics from Richard Troxell’s freshly released CD So In Love. With ageless hits from Cole Porter and George Gershwin consisting of, “I Love Paris,” and “I have actually Got Rhythm,” the CD is specific to be popular with music enthusiasts.

. While it might be rare for Troxell and Chavez to carry out in show together, they have actually performed in the opera Carmen on various celebrations with Chavez as the lusty Carmen and Troxell as her ill-fated fan, Don José. They have actually appeared at such prominent places as the National Theater in Taiwan, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing and the world-famous Sydney Opera Residence in Australia.

. Kirstin Chávez is considered among the most riveting and substantial performing mezzo-sopranos today. The mix of her stunning voice, dramatic strength and natural physical charm, make her an arresting and unique existence on the operatic phase. Ms. Chávez has captured attention and honor in her signature roles and is recognized as one of the definitive Carmens of today; a function that she has performed with terrific success throughout the United States, and around the globe. Opera News reported that her Carmen in Graz, Austria was “the Carmen of a lifetime.”

. Expertly, Richard Troxell has actually sung leading roles in opera companies nationally and globally and starred in the Martin Scorsese film “Madame Butterfly” as B.F. Pinkerton. He was likewise seen on late night TELEVISION with Jimmy Fallon. Highlights from the previous 2 years include his début in Italy as Don José at the Teatro Petruzzelli under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel. He later reprised the function at the Maestro’s Castleton Festival. He likewise carried out the title role in Philip Glass’ Galileo Galilei with the Portland Opera, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly with Opera Australia, and Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with the Palm Beach Opera and the San Antonio Opera.

. Troxell has also been a highlighted performer in La Bohème with the Opera Colorado. Other efficiencies consist of the function of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Opera Hamilton, and his first Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon with the Calgary Opera.

. In explaining the function of Don José in Carmen, Troxell states, “The character takes a fantastic trip from the starting to the end of the opera. It’s a great acting piece.” He likewise favors the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème due to the fact that of Rodolfo’s vibrant, unabashed, desire for life. Pinkerton is among his favorites since of the 1996 Scorsese launched movie, where he starred as the popular American soldier whom Butterfly tragically likes.

. Troxell recently returned from Prague where he is recording a 2nd CD of all-American Broadway classics with the Czech Symphony Orchestra.

. Tickets to the “Bizet to Broadway” concert are $ 22 online, by phone or at the door. Richard’s new CD, So In Love, is offered on CD Child, Amazon and iTunes. More details about the CD is available at RichardTroxell.TV.


Completed in October of 2009, The Gracie Theatre is Husson University’s center for the fine and carrying out arts. This stunning new 500-seat theatre is quickly earning a reputation as one of Maine’s leading efficiency venues. In addition, the Gracie likewise works as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications at Husson University in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, acting and electronic devices. To find out more, visit

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