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Champagne Arias Festival Highlight
Friday Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Typically, one would have to visit the world’s most famous opera houses to have the opportunity to hear Canadian Russell Braun’s luscious and expressive voice.
This is a rare chance to experience this world renowned baritone, in an intimate outdoor setting at one of PEC’s most picturesque wineries. Russell will be joined by his pianist wife Carolyn Maule. The programme will consist of opera arias and songs inspired by wine, drinking, and possible results we all know too well. Don’t miss this festival highlight!
Wine Tasting Kit
Audience members will receive a Grange wine tasting kit, which includes four, one ounce wine samples, tasting notes, and a beautifully etched tasting glass.
Fin ch’han dal vino W. A. Mozart
Heimliche Aufforderung R. Strauss
An Chloë W. A. Mozart
Ich trage meine Minne R. Strauss
Einsam ging ich jüngst im Heine W. A. Mozart
Zueignung R. Strauss
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée M. Ravel
• Chanson romanesque
• Chanson épique
• Chanson à boire
Un Sospiro F. Liszt
Glamorous night I. Novello
Someday I’ll find you N. Coward
And her mother came too I. Novello
Shine through my dreams I. Novello
We’ll gather Lilacs I. Novello
I’ll see you again N. Coward
A bar on the piccolo marina N. Coward
Concert duration: 70 minutes, no intermission
Note: Washroom accessibility will be limited
Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes” (Toronto Star) baritone Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world. His intelligent and thoughtful portrayals of major characters of opera have captivated audiences at the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Los Angeles Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and at the Salzburg and Glyndebourne festivals.
Carolyn Maule is much in demand as a vocal accompanist. The Canadian pianist has worked with such renowned artists as Michael Schade, Monica Whicher, Patricia Racette, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Norine Burgess, Elizabeth Turnbull, and is often heard in recital with her husband, baritone Russell Braun. She has performed as accompanist in London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, the National Arts Centre, and Roy Thomson Hall and accompanied recitals in Salzburg, Hamburg, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and San Diego as well as at major music festivals across Canada.