The Silver Series for the Performing Art will present Diana McVey, soprano, in concert Friday April 20 at 8 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center. Ms. McVey will be accompanied by pianist Michelle Beaton (not Benjamin Loeb as formerly announced).
McVey is a versatile soprano whose skills as both a singer and an actress have made her highly visible in opera, oratorio and as a soloist with symphony orchestras. The beauty of her voice and intelligent artistry have also made her a much sought after artist for both the standard repertoire and new works.
The program includes songs by Puccini, Berg, Robert Schumann, Cumming, Liszt and Richard and Johann Strauss.
McVey has become known for her riveting and moving portrayals of Violette in La Traviata and Lucia in Lucia Di Lammermoor. She has sung leading roles with Opera Tampa, Opera Columbus, Lake George Opera Festival, Boston Academy of Music, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Opera Providence, and many more.
The singer made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, singing Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, and traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a production of Carmen.
Pianist Michelle Beaton is a frequent collaborator with singers and instrumentalists in the United States and Canada. She has coached and performed with grand prize winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions , the Marion Anderson Competition and the National Association for Teachers of Singing Artist Awards competition. She is staff collaborative pianist at Boston University College of Fine Arts and Boston Conservatory, and joined the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 2011. She will join the faculty of the coOPERAtive program in Princeton and Philadelphia in July.
Tickets for the concert are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
$30 adult, $28 senior, $15 youth
Smith Recital Hall