Soprano Celine Mogielnicki weaves the vocal music of Richard Strauss into an exploration of womens' emotional experience; a reckoning and reclaiming of the female narrative as captured by one of the most beloved- and feminist -composers in classical music. Mogielnicki joins forces with pianist Renana Gutman to trace the arc and phases of womanhood through the lens of Pauline de Ahna, Richard's brilliant, talented, and notoriously independent wife. The program draws from Strauss' piano and orchestral songs, his tone poem Ein Heldenleben, and the Four Last Songs.
Soprano Celine Mogielnicki is an artist, recognised for her “delicious” (Opera Today) and “finely balanced” (NY Times) singing. Praised by the NY Times for her “passionate and insightful” playing, Renana Gutman has performed across four continents as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and collaborative artist.
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Soprano Celine Mogielnicki is a versatile artist, recognised for her “delicious” (Opera Today) and “finely balanced" (NY Times) singing. She has appeared in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, National Music Festival, Southwest Florida Symphony, Friends of Mozart Society with conductor and pianist Will Crutchfield, Bel Canto at Caramoor, and the Transfiguration Choirs of New York City in addition to guest artist engagements with Hudson Valley Chamber Music and the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society. Read more
Praised by the New York Times for her “passionate and insightful” playing, Renana Gutman has performed across four continents as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and collaborative artist. She played at venues like The Louvre Museum, Grenoble Museum (France), Carnegie Recital Hall, People’s Symphony Concerts, Merkin Hall (New York), St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia (Russia), Stresa Music Festival (Italy), Ravinia Rising Stars (Chicago), Jordan Hall, Gardner Museum (Boston), Herbst Theatre (St. Francisco), Menuhin Hall (UK), UNISA (South Africa), Marlboro (VT), and National Gallery, Phillips Collection, and Freer Gallery (Washington DC). Her performances are heard frequently on WQXR Young Artists Showcase, NY, WFMT Dame Myra Hess, Chicago, and MPR in Performances Today, MN. Read more