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Don’t settle for an evening at home when you can experience the glamour of opera. Discover the Power of the Voice in the intimate setting of the Sanctuary of Neighborhood Congregational Church when soprana Oriana Falla, and tenor Arnold Livingston Geis, take you on an amazing musical journey with bel canto as your guide. Featuring works by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Britten, and Schumann.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 6:30 - 8 PM
The Sanctuary at NCC, 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach
Reception at 6 PM, sponsored by Bianchi Winery
Tickets $35; VIP $55 includes reserved front row seating and Meet and Greet with performing artists. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult are free, with thanks to the Festival of Arts Foundation.
ORIANA FALLA - Praised by Opera News for her “palpable purity” and by LA Opus for her “large, lovely, and vibrant [voice],” Colombian-American soprano Falla, began her 2021-2022 season with a Concert for Peace for the Washington Concert Society. Most recently, Oriana recorded for the new Disney film Encanto. In December 2020, Oriana sang Mimi in Pacific Opera Project’s drive-in performance of La Bohѐme; Opera News hailed the performance as sung with “rare clarity” and referred to her performance as having “plumbed the character’s emotional depths… the most heart wrenching moment of the performance.”
ARNOLD LIVINGSTON GEIS - Praised by Opera Today for his “sizable lyric instrument” and “honeyed tone on all registers”, Arnold Livingston Geis is a recent graduate of Washington National Opera’s prestigious Cafritz Young Artist Program. In the 2021/22 season he made his Lincoln Center creating the role of Mr. Marks in Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon’s Intimate Apparel. He also sang Agamemnon in a workshop of Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding’s Iphigenia at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C., and Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with St. George’s Choral Society in New York City.