Amherst Association of the Pioneer Valley
Free preview of Amherst's music Professor Eric Sawyer's new opera
Come enjoy a free workshop performance of The Garden of Martyrs, a new opera on the 19th century case of Irish immigrants executed in Northampton for a murder they likely did not commit.
Sunday January 9, 2010 5 p.m.
Buckley Recital Hall
Arms Music Center at Amherst College
The cast includes vocalists of international reputation. Baritone and director Vernon Hartman has appeared in dozens of roles at the Metropolitan Opera over two decades, and has overseen opera productions nationally and internationally. Tenor William Hite has sung with the Boston Symphony, the Dresdner Philharmonie, and the American Symphony Orchestra, and his discography includes over 35 recordings. Soprano Amy Johnson has been featured in principal roles with companies across America, including New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Melnick spent twelve years singing opera, oratorio, and recitals in Europe