Performances

Indiana Wind Symphony presents

Dreams of Italy

at the Palladium

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

Experience the rich culture of Italy with the Indiana Wind Symphony and accomplished operatic singers Bryn Chapman Vertesi and Campbell Vertesi.

The Program

Charles Conrad, conductor

Bryn Chapman Vertesi, soprano

Campbell Vertesi, bass

VERDI: La forza del destino Overture

DENZA, Arr. REED: Funiculi Funicula

ROSSINI: La Corona d’Italia

Aria to be announced

Vocalist to be announced

ELLERBY: Venetian Spells

Intermission                       

PUCCINI: Scossa Electrica

HERBERT: Italian Street Song

Bryn Vertesi

DELLE CASSE: L’Inglesina

DE MEIJ: Echoes of San Marco

Aria to be announced

Vocalist to be announced

TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien

Learn more about Indiana Wind Symphony HERE.

About Bryn and Campbell Vertesi

Bryn and Campbell Vertesi are opera singers who have been living and performing across Europe since 2009. Though they have both embarked on successful solo careers, they have always shared their passion for music through duet performances and concert operas together. They have most recently been touring all over Europe with their opera band, THE CAST.

After meeting during their studies at Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music, Bryn and Campbell spent several years performing with opera companies and festivals across the United States, including Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Utah Festival Opera. They were also invited as guest performers to summer festivals in Salzburg, Austria and Lucca, Italy.  

Native of Carmel, Indiana and former Miss America finalist and regional spokeswoman Bryn Vertesi (née Chapman) has performed operatic roles in a wide range of styles, including Pamina from Die Zauberflöte, Roselinda in Die Fledermaus, Marguerite in Faust, Thérèse / Tirésias in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Pauline in Barab’s The Toy Shop, Jenny in Weill’s Threepenny Opera, and Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare. She is also comfortable in American Musical Theatre, having performed in shows such as Camelot and West Side Story. Bryn made her European debut in Salzburg in 2007 and has since been living and performing all over France, Holland and Germany.

Though young for a bass, Campbell has already debuted many traditional bass roles, including Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Dottor Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Colline in La Bohème, Ramfis in Aïda, and Sparafucile in Rigoletto. But his rich, warm voice is most at home singing deep American spirituals, such as "Old Man River" and "Shenandoah". Campbell made is European debut singing in Giacomo Puccini's hometown with the Music festival of Lucca, Italy in 2004. 

In 2012, Bryn and Campbell founded the opera band, THE CAST. The band consists of six singers and a pianist, who perform real opera with the style and energy of a rock group. THE CAST released their first single and music video Lippen Schweigen in 2013, which was followed by a documentary film by director Jorgos Katsimitsoulias about the group. The documentary OPERATIC was screened in theaters world-wide in 2015, including France, Germany and the United States. Since then THE CAST has been touring across Europe, performing in various theaters and festivals in Germany, France and Austria. For more information and tour dates, visit thecastmusic.com.

 

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