Madama Butterfly (Kate Pinkerton) with Opera Santa Barbara
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Madama Butterfly (Kate Pinkerton) with Opera Santa Barbara

From the Opera Santa Barbara website:

“As sad as it is beautiful, Puccini’s shimmering classic has been captivating audiences for over a century. Set on the hills above the Nagasaki harbor in Imperial Japan, Madama Butterfly is a window to a world of opposing cultures and values. Caught in the middle is Cio-Cio san (Japanese for “butterfly”), the doomed heart of the story. The delicate and naive girl believes in love and in her morally dubious American husband. As she stands vigil for years waiting for his return, we join her in this lush and lyrical production that takes us through the thrill and anguish of love.”

Julia Metzler performs Kate Pinkerton and covers Cio-Cio san.

TICKETS

Single Tickets: $31 - $206

https://www.operasb.org/events/event/madama-butterfly-2019/

LOCATION

The Granada Theatre

1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Madama Butterfly (Kate Pinkerton) with Opera Santa Barbara
Nov
3
2:30 PM14:30

Madama Butterfly (Kate Pinkerton) with Opera Santa Barbara

From the Opera Santa Barbara website:

“As sad as it is beautiful, Puccini’s shimmering classic has been captivating audiences for over a century. Set on the hills above the Nagasaki harbor in Imperial Japan, Madama Butterfly is a window to a world of opposing cultures and values. Caught in the middle is Cio-Cio san (Japanese for “butterfly”), the doomed heart of the story. The delicate and naive girl believes in love and in her morally dubious American husband. As she stands vigil for years waiting for his return, we join her in this lush and lyrical production that takes us through the thrill and anguish of love.”

Julia Metzler performs Kate Pinkerton and covers Cio-Cio san.

TICKETS

Single Tickets: $31 - $206

https://www.operasb.org/events/event/madama-butterfly-2019/

LOCATION

The Granada Theatre

1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Il Postino (Matilde) with Opera Santa Barbara
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Il Postino (Matilde) with Opera Santa Barbara

From the Opera Santa Barbara website:

“His job was to simply deliver the mail. But when the poor and uneducated Mario meets Chilean exile and poet, Pablo Neruda, his life is forever changed. Set in the 1950s on a small island off the coast of Italy, Catán’s stunning score soars against a backdrop of political and spiritual conflict. Mario is in love with a beautiful woman and asks Neruda for help in finding the words to win her heart. The pair develop a friendship and as it grows, so does Mario’s capacity for words–from metaphors about love, to poetry with political gravity. The postman’s devotion to the poet alters the course of this story and the generations to come.

Kostis Protopapas conducts. Crystal Manich, last with OSB for The Cunning Little Vixen, returns to direct. Scott Piper makes his OSB debut as the poet and Daniel Montenegro last seen in 2011’s Trouble in Tahiti as the titular postman.”

Julia Metzler sings Matilde.

TICKETS

Single Tickets: $51 - $131

https://www.operasb.org/events/event/il-postino/

LOCATION

Lobero Theatre

33 E Canon Perdido St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

CAST & CREDITS

Conductor:

Kostis Protopapas

Director:

Crystal Manich

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Il Postino (Matilde) with Opera Santa Barbara
Mar
8
2:30 PM14:30

Il Postino (Matilde) with Opera Santa Barbara

From the Opera Santa Barbara website:

“His job was to simply deliver the mail. But when the poor and uneducated Mario meets Chilean exile and poet, Pablo Neruda, his life is forever changed. Set in the 1950s on a small island off the coast of Italy, Catán’s stunning score soars against a backdrop of political and spiritual conflict. Mario is in love with a beautiful woman and asks Neruda for help in finding the words to win her heart. The pair develop a friendship and as it grows, so does Mario’s capacity for words–from metaphors about love, to poetry with political gravity. The postman’s devotion to the poet alters the course of this story and the generations to come.

Kostis Protopapas conducts. Crystal Manich, last with OSB for The Cunning Little Vixen, returns to direct. Scott Piper makes his OSB debut as the poet and Daniel Montenegro last seen in 2011’s Trouble in Tahiti as the titular postman.”

Julia Metzler sings Matilde.

TICKETS

Single Tickets: $51 - $131

https://www.operasb.org/events/event/il-postino/

LOCATION

Lobero Theatre

33 E Canon Perdido St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

CAST & CREDITS

Conductor:

Kostis Protopapas

Director:

Crystal Manich

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Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Grand Summer Salon - LA Master Chorale

From the LA Master Chorale website:

“Hosted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and Jenny Wong, Associate Conductor, this exclusive preview of our 19-20 concert season will feature performances by Los Angeles Master Chorale singers. We are excited to announce some of our special guests: Anthony Ray (tenor and organist), Elissa Johnston (soprano), and Julia Metzler (soprano).

Join us this summer and go behind the scenes for lively backstage tours and pop-up salon performances in surprising locations in and around Walt Disney Concert Hall.Experience the Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ from the stage, with a performance featuring chorister and accomplished organist Anthony Ray.

Enjoy duets by sopranos Elissa Johnston and Julia Metzler, accompanied by Lisa Edwards on the piano.

Hear an ensemble of singers in an outdoor performance in the Keck Amphitheater conducted by Jenny Wong. End the evening on a high note when Grant Gershon leads guests in a Los Angeles Master Chorale sing-along finale.

Explore the concert hall, backstage, and even go onstage with a guided tour, enjoying summery drinks and savory bites along the way.

TICKETS $150

$40 of your ticket is a tax-deductible donation and supports the Los Angeles Master Chorale's mission and programs.

Order online or call Brian Tillis, Special Events Manager at 213-972-3162.

https://www.lamasterchorale.org/grand-summer-salon

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Verdi’s Requiem
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Verdi’s Requiem

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Saturday, April 27, 7pm

Sunday, April 28, 3pm

Garvin Theatre

721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA

Description:

$15 General, $10 student

The SBCC Symphony and SBCC Choirs team up to perform Verdi's requiem. Soloists Nichole Dechaine, Julia Metzler, Tyler Thompson, and Keith Colclough.

Symphony conductor: James Mooy

Choir conductor: Nathan Kreitzer

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Verdi’s Requiem
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Verdi’s Requiem

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Saturday, April 27, 7pm

Sunday, April 28, 3pm

Garvin Theatre

721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA

Description:

$15 General, $10 student

The SBCC Symphony and SBCC Choirs team up to perform Verdi's requiem. Soloists Nichole Dechaine, Julia Metzler, Tyler Thompson, and Keith Colclough.

Symphony conductor: James Mooy

Choir conductor: Nathan Kreitzer

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Bach’s Magnificat with Los Angeles Master Chorale

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH : Magnificat in D Major

REENA ESMAIL: This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity (West Coast Premiere)

“J.S. Bach’s Magnificat is a majestic musical manifestation of the impulse to rejoice. The Baroque masterpiece was an ambitious statement made by the composer at the time and is widely hailed as one of his most joyous and expansive works. Magnificat directly influenced contemporary Los Angeles composer Reena Esmail who wrote This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity specifically to be paired with it. In her piece, Esmail juxtaposes words from the seven major religious traditions of India (Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Islam) to explore how they each approach the topics of unity, harmony, and of being kind to one another, aka, “The Golden Rule.””

Grant Gershon, conductor

Julia Metzler, Soprano II Soloist

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Jul
25
3:15 PM15:15

Public Vocal Masterclass with James Conlon

Buy tickets: https://events.musicacademy.org/whats-on/vocal-masterclass-james-conlon/book/14402/

 

“The Music Academy Masterclass Series is a signature program, offering
multiple performance opportunities for fellows and extraordinary learning
opportunities for audiences. Witness the passing of the baton from
generations of distinguished teachers to the future of classical music. The Vocal Masterclass Series is generously supported by Shirley and Seymour Lehrer”

About Maestro James Conlon:

”James Conlon is one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors. Since his 1974 debut with the New York Philharmonic, he has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra. Through worldwide touring, an extensive discography and videography, numerous writings, television appearances and guest speaking engagements, Conlon has become one of classical music’s most recognized figures. He is Music Director of the LA Opera (where he leads Verdi’s Don Carlo, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, and Verdi’s La Traviata in the 2018-19 season), and Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Italy. He is also a noted advocate for composers suppressed by the Nazi regime. Among numerous prizes, he has received four Grammy® Awards for recordings with LA Opera, and in 2002, the Légion d’Honneur from then-President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac. For further information visit www.jamesconlon.com.”

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Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat with Pasadena Opera

Pasadena Opera presents "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"

opera by Michael Nyman, based on the book by Oliver Sacks

Join Oliver Sacks on a journey through one of his most baffling cases. Based on Sacks' extraordinary book, this intimate chamber opera invites you into the living room of "Dr. P", a renowned singer experiencing some odd problems with his ability to recognize objects. As Sacks solves a medical mystery, he teaches us about the astonishing power of music and the counterintuitive nature of the brain. Director and neuroscientist Dr. Indre Viskontas will introduce the opera, drawing on her personal connection to the late neurologist.

Dr. Sacks - William Grundler

Dr. P - Ian Walker

Mrs. P - Julia Metzler

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Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat with Pasadena Opera

Pasadena Opera presents "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"

opera by Michael Nyman, based on the book by Oliver Sacks

Join Oliver Sacks on a journey through one of his most baffling cases. Based on Sacks' extraordinary book, this intimate chamber opera invites you into the living room of "Dr. P", a renowned singer experiencing some odd problems with his ability to recognize objects. As Sacks solves a medical mystery, he teaches us about the astonishing power of music and the counterintuitive nature of the brain. Director and neuroscientist Dr. Indre Viskontas will introduce the opera, drawing on her personal connection to the late neurologist.

Dr. Sacks - William Grundler

Dr. P - Ian Walker

Mrs. P - Julia Metzler

 

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Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - Western Region Finals

Julia will represent the L.A. District of the Metropolitan Opera Competition in the Western Region Finals, in which she will compete against the winners from San Diego, San Francisco, and Arizona.

Tickets cost $40 at the box office, and it is strongly recommended that you purchase ahead of time, as this exciting event is expected to sell out quickly.

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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Los Angeles Master Chorale - Handel's Messiah

  • GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL, Messiah

Simply one of the greatest choral works of all time, Handel’s Messiah, as sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the joyful baton of Artistic Director Grant Gershon, returns to Disney Hall. Composed in a mere 24 days, 2017 heralds the 275th anniversary of this enduring masterpiece that continues to be the composer’s most popular work and may well be the most performed classical work of all time.

Julia Metzler will sing the mezzo-soprano solos.

48 singers
Chamber Orchestra
Soloists

ListenUp! Pre-Concert Talk: 1 hr. prior to concert
Performance Length: 2 hrs. 30 min.
Intermission: Yes
English Supertitles: No
Student Rush: Check back
Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Aug
4
3:15 PM15:15

Marilyn Horne Song Competition *SOLD OUT*

Music Academy of the West Voice and Vocal Piano fellows compete for the The Regina Roney Prize (a cash award) and a national recital tour in front of a panel of esteemed judges led by the beloved, legendary mezzo, Marilyn Horne.

The panel includes soprano Renée Fleming, as well as guest composer Jake Heggie, who will write a commissioned song cycle that the winner will perform on the tour.

Generously supported by The Little One and The Lucky One Foundations.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

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Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Renée Fleming Masterclass at Music Academy of the West *SOLD OUT*

Renée Fleming presents a masterclass at Music Academy of the West's Hahn Hall. Julia Metzler will sing Come scoglio from Così fan tutte by Mozart. Tickets are sold out, but a live stream of the masterclass may be found by visiting Music Academy of the West's Facebook page on the day of the show.

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Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Stephen Hough Picnic Concert at Music Academy of the West

Julia Metzler performs selections from the compositions of Music Academy Mosher Guest Artist, Stephen Hough.

This concert is part of Music Academy's Picnic Concert Series. Enjoy your picnic in the beautiful atmosphere of the Academy’s Miraflores campus, and then enter Hahn Hall for a magical evening as Academy fellows share their talents in solos, duets, trios, quartets, and more.

5:30 PM - Bring your own picnic to dine in the Academy gardens

7:30 PM - Concert in Hahn Hall

Garden picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Personalized reservation signs may be placed on picnic tables beginning at 10 am the day of the concert.

Purchase your ticket now at https://www.musicacademy.org/picnic/

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Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

JAMES TOLAND VOCAL ARTS COMPETITION FINALS

  • Valley Center for the Performing Arts - Holy Names University (map)
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James Toland Vocal Arts is an Oakland, CA based nonprofit established to encourage and cultivate, through competition and education, the emerging talents of singers who aspire to a professional career in vocal performance.
 
At the 2017 JTVA Competition Finals, singers will compete for more than $20,000 in prize money and opportunities to perform with the Oakland Symphony and San Mateo-based Masterworks Chorale. All events will be held at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts on the Holy Names University campus, 3500 Mountain Boulevard in Oakland, CA.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase after the competition finals.

Tickets may be purchased at http://jtva17.brownpapertickets.com/

The individual ticket price for each event is $20 for General Admission, $10 for Students. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

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Jan
29
3:00 PM15:00

Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart with Pasadena Opera

Julia Metzler sings Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart. 3 performances on Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena

Director: Jonathan Lynn, Conductor: Dana Sadava, Set Design: Sheiva Khalily, Costume Design: Jacqueline Saint Anne, Lighting Design: Phillip Powers

This production of Così will be set in the Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco in the 1960s/70s.

Ticket information TBA.

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Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart with Pasadena Opera

Julia Metzler sings Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart. 3 performances on Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena

Director: Jonathan Lynn, Conductor: Dana Sadava, Set Design: Sheiva Khalily, Costume Design: Jacqueline Saint Anne, Lighting Design: Phillip Powers

This production of Così will be set in the Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco in the 1960s/70s.

Ticket information TBA.

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Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart with Pasadena Opera

Julia Metzler sings Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart. 3 performances on Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena

Director: Jonathan Lynn, Conductor: Dana Sadava, Set Design: Sheiva Khalily, Costume Design: Jacqueline Saint Anne, Lighting Design: Phillip Powers

This production of Così will be set in the Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco in the 1960s/70s.

Ticket information TBA.

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