Complete Series: 3870
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Vienna Choir Boys
GERALD TRABESINGER, Musical Director
Monday Evening, March 11, 1974, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Exultate justi...........Ludovico da Viadana
Ecce, quomodo moritur.......Giovanni P. da Palesteina
Solo--To be announced
TwentyThird Psalm...........Franz Schubert
Selections from "German Proprium"........Anton Heiller
Alleluja............Johann Michael Haydn
The Jealous Primadonna--an Operetta......Johann B. Klerr
Music arranged by Uwe Theimer A humorous, behindthescenes look at undying love in an opera house.
Grazie Agl'ingani j........Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piu non sitrovano J
Die Nachtigall............Franz Schubert
Solo--To be announced Three Austrian Folksongs
TritschTratsch Polka..........Johann Strauss
Wiener Burger..........Carl Michael Ziehrer
Mercury Records Thirteenth Program Third Annual Choice Scries, Power Center Complete Programs 3870
THE JEALOUS PRIMADONNA
The story takes place in a small provincial theatre. The chorus is in the dressing room preparing for the performance. One of the choristers, Antonia, has an ambition to become a primadonna, and her colleagues are teasing her. Actually, Antonia is sad because she and Mario, the leading tenor, are in love with each other, but the director has refused to agree to their marriage. He feels that a marriage of two artists appearing in the same theatre would be against regulations.
Mario is also worried about their future and presents Antonia with a small gift before she goes on the stage. As Mario prepares to leave, Marcelina, who is the reigning primadonna and is past her prime, enters the room, and Mario overhears her plans to prevent his and Antonia's engagement.
Antonia and the director return to the dressing room, at which time he explains the complete authority of a theatre director. Marcelina then appears, and as soon as she and Antonia are alone they start to fight. After they have parted, news of their quarrels travels throughout the theatre, and it is difficult to prevent their continued fighting. Marcelina makes a grand exit, and Mario attempts to console Antonia. When Marcelina returns, Mario reproaches her for her lies and intrigues, and his colleagues also join in taking the side of Antonia. At the height of the quarrel the director ap?pears . . . The director not only manages a reconciliation between the two rival girls, but also relents by bestowing his blessing on Antonia and Mario, and agrees to the marriage of the two young lovers.
Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist, and
Hephzibah Menuhin, Pianist Norwegian National Ballet .
Romero Quartet, Guitarists . Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Thor Johnson, Music Director Roumanian Folk Ballet Kathak Dancers, North India . Early Music Consort or London . Nikolais Dance Theatre ....
. . Wednesday, 8:30, March 13 . Saturday, 8:00, March 16 and Sunday, 3:00 and 8:00, March 17 . Wednesday, 8:30, March 20 Sunday, 3:00, March 24
. . . Friday, 8:00, March 29 . Wednesday, 8:30, April 3 . Saturday, 8:30, April 13 . Thursday, 8:00, April 18 and Friday, 8:00, April 19
81st Ann Arbor May Festival
Four concerts--May 1, 2, 3, and 4
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, Eucene Ormandy, Conductor THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, Jindrich Rohan, Guest Conductor
Yeiiudi Menuhin, Violinist; Beverly Sills, Soprano; Byron Janis, Pianist;
Janice Harsanyi, Soprano; Joanna Simon, Mezzosoprano;
Kenneth Riegel, Tenor; Michael Devlin, Bass.
Wednesday, May 1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in Bflat; Lutoslawski: Livre pour orchestra;
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Yehudi Menuhin, violinist Thursday, May 2. CouperinMilhaud: Overture and Allegro from La Sultane; Bizet: Symphony
in C; SaintSaens: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Byron Janis, pianist; Debussy: Iberia Friday, May 3. Dvorak: Requiem Mass: University Choral Union; Janice Harsanyi, soprano;
Joanna Simon, mezzosoprano; Kenneth Riegel, tenor; Michael Devlin, bass Saturday, May 4. Shostakovich: Five Pieces for Small Orchestra; Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in
G major; Mozart: "Exsultate, jubilate"; Charpentier: "Dupuis le jour" from Louise; Donizetti:
Final Scene from Anna Bolcna, Beverly Sills, soprano; Respighi: Roman Festivals
Single concert tickets from $3.50 to $10.00
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