Magnificence in the Meticulous Detail
Marvel at the splendor of Mozart’s sacred choral works and the soaring lyricism of his “Exsultate, jubilate,” even as you luxuriate in the intricately textured detail that PBO’s period-authenticity lays bare. Alleluia, alleluia! Nic McGegan leads the Orchestra and Chorale with full forces to welcome you to a new season of transcendent music.
MOZART Litaniae Lauretanae
MOZART Exsultate, jubilate
MOZART Mass No. 15 in C major, “Coronation Mass”
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Camille Ortiz, soprano
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
James Reese, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director
Wednesday October 3 @ 7:30 pm | Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
Friday October 5 @ 8 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Saturday October 6 @ 8 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday October 7 @ 4 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley
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CAMILLE ORTIZ – soprano
Internationally recognized for her compelling performances of baroque and concert repertoire, native Puerto Rican soprano Camille Ortiz is quickly establishing herself as a leading artist in standard operatic roles. Recent 2018 season appearances include Gilda in Rigoletto, Micaëla in Carmen, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Marguerite in Faust, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, and Maria in West Side Story as the resident soprano with Gulfshore Opera in Naples, FL. Recent summer concerts include a Florence debut as soprano soloist for Rutter’s Requiem, J. Rutter conducting the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina; recitals in Leipzig; and Schubert’s Mass in G-major and Vivaldi’s Gloria in Syros, Greece with the International Festival of the Aegean. The 2018-2019 season sees a return to San Francisco for the “Mozart Magnified” series with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra featuring “Exsultate, jubilate,” the Coronation Mass in C major, and “Litaniae Lauretanae;” a Houston debut as Poppea in Handel’s Agrippina with Ars Lyrica Houston, and a return to Gulfshore Opera as Norina in Don Pasquale.
The 2017 season saw her appearance as a leading soprano soloist in the award-winning revival of Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire, a co-production of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and the San Francisco based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra conducted by Nicholas McGegan and directed by Catherine Turocy; Orchestra of New Spain’s Misa Flamenca; Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C Major for the International Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece and a full recital for the Dallas Bach Society titled “Coloratura Furiosa,” including works by Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, Bach and Handel.
2016 appearances include the roles of La Musique in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants with the Dallas Bach Society; Quiteria in Telemann’s Don Quichotte with Orchestra of New Spain; Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the Fillmore Opera Studio.
The 2014 season included her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist for Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living; the soprano solo in John Rutter’s Mass of the Children under Rutter’s baton, Festival of the Aegean; Musetta in La Bohème as well as art song concerts for the Berlin Opera Studio.
She is the winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation Encouragement Award (2008); and a finalist in both the Liederkranz competition, lieder division (2009), and the Sergei and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artists Competition (2010). Ms. Ortiz is on the faculty of Florida Southwestern State College and the Greek Opera Studio, and is a clinician at Florida Gulf Coast University and Ave Maria University. She acquired a DMA in voice performance and pedagogy from University of North-Texas, where she was a Teaching Fellow.
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