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

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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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Nov
6
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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Jul
9
7:30 AM07:30

Gran Gala di Verdi - Angels Vocal Art

In honor of legendary Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, who presented a series of master classes in the US and China through Angels Vocal Art, AVA joins forces with Los Angeles’ Verdi Chorus in a gala concert with full orchestra featuring arias, choruses and ensembles by Verdi and other Italian composers. AVA Artistic Director Kristof Van Grysperre conducts, with staging by Verdi Chorus Artistic Director Anne-Marie Ketchum.

Julia Metzler will sing 'Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor che dirsi" from Il Trovatore.

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Julia's Masters Recital: An Evening of Song
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Julia's Masters Recital: An Evening of Song

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Join me for my UCLA Graduate recital!

Presenting:

  • Vivaldi's Nisi Dominus
  • Selections from Berlioz's Les nuits d'été
  • Selections from Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder
  • Additional Lieder by Schreker, Ullmann, Zemlinsky, and Weill

Featuring:

  • Douglas Sumi, piano
  • Barbara Don, violin
  • Wesley Wang, violin
  • Thomas Metzler, viola
  • Leah Metzler, cello

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church's Ross Chapel, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA, 91103

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Opera UCLA: Micaela in 'The Tragedy of Carmen'
Jun
4
8:00 PM20:00

Opera UCLA: Micaela in 'The Tragedy of Carmen'

Opera UCLA Presents The Tragedy of Carmen

The Tragedy of Carmen is an intense 80 minute distillation of Bizet’s Carmen, crafted by theatrical genius Peter Brook and his collaborators Jean Claude Carrière and Marius Constant.

The English translation is by Sheldon Harnick. The action focuses on the four protagonists, with a chamber orchestra providing a varied soundscape. A worldwide phenomenon since its premiere in the 1980s, The Tragedy of Carmen comes to UCLA for eight performances at The Little Theater from May 27 to June 4.

This production is a collaboration between Opera UCLA and the UCLA Department of Theater.

Maxim Kuzin, conductor – DMA student in Conducting.

Brendan Hartnett, stage director – MFA student in Direction.

Dates and times: (Please note: Julia Metzler will only be performing for two of these performances, on June 2nd and June 4th at 8pm.)

Friday, May 27, 8 pm
Saturday, May 28, 8 pm
Tuesday, May 31, 8 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 6:30pm
Thursday, June 2, 8 pm (Julia's cast)
Friday, June 3, 8 pm
Saturday, June 4, 2 pm
Saturday, June 4, 8 pm (Julia's cast)

Parking for Macgowan Hall is in UCLA Lot 3.

Ticket prices online are $22--Student, Staff and Faculty tickets will be available at the Box Office for $11.
Central Ticket Office--310-825-2101

Seating will be EXTREMELY LIMITED for this production, so it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

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