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"Delicacy and Mastery": Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony

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Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm


Meydenbauer Theatre
11100 NE 6th ST
Bellevue, WA 98004


Overture, The Merry Wives of WindsorOtto Nicolai
The Marriage of Figaro: Deh vieni non tardarWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Così fan tutte: Come scoglioWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Five Greek Folk SongsMaurice Ravel
Symphony No. 3 in a, Op. 56, "Scottish"Felix Mendelssohn


Mendelssohn's celebrated sonic souvenir of his Scottish sojourn, plus music by Mozart and Ravel with soprano soloist Tess Altiveros.


Tess Altiveros, soprano

Photograph of Tess Altiveros

Praised for "a ripe, sensual lyric soprano" (Opera News) and a "captivating combination of skilled singing and magnetic acting" (Pioneer Press), soprano Tess Altiveros is in high demand on concert and operatic stages alike. 2016/2017 season highlights included Clorinda in Seattle Opera's critically acclaimed The Combat, Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Colorado Symphony, staged), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Skylark Opera Theatre), and Musetta in La Bohème under the baton of maestro Andrew Litton (Colorado Symphony). Other recent credits include Carmen in La Tragédie de Carmen (Skylark Opera Theatre), Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro (Angels & Demons Entertainment), the Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (Seattle Pro Musica), and the High Priestess in Aida (Eugene Opera/Opera Trio). Tess has also sung leading ladies with Opera Fairbanks (Rumpelstiltskin, Carmen), Juneau Lyric Opera (Don Giovanni), Opera Coeur d'Alene (Die Fledermaus), Eugene Opera (Opera Trio, Turn of the Screw), Tacoma Opera (Threepenny Opera, Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème), City Opera Ballet (Così fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro), and Vespertine Opera Theater (Les Mamelles de Tirésias, La Voix Humaine, La Bohème), to name a few.

Tess has been featured with numerous ensembles nationwide, and has had the privilege of singing a number of world premieres, including The Frozen Grail, a song cycle written for her by Eric Barnum, Donald Skirvin’s Curve of Gold (Seattle Choral Company), the 2010 premiere of Robert Kyr's Pacific Sanctus, and the Midwest premiere and recording of Emerson Eads's Mass for the Oppressed (Notre Dame University).

A native Seattleite, this marks her ninth season with the Seattle Mariners as a regular anthem singer. Miss Altiveros holds a Master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Washington.

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