Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940
OFFENBACH “Belle nuit” from Les Contes d’Hoffman
GOUNOD “Ah, je ris” from Faust
CHARPENTIER “Depuis le jour” from Louise
MOZART "Deh vieni non tardar" from Le Nozze di Figaro
VERDI "Sul fil d'un soffio etesio" from Falstaff
VERDI "Ave Maria" from Otello
PUCCINI “Chi il bel sogno” from La Rondine
DELIBES "Flower Duet" from Lakme
VERDI “E strano… Ah forse lui…Sempre libera” from La Traviata
VERDI “Tu che le vanita” from Don Carlo
PUCCINI “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca
PUCCINI “Un bel di” from Madama Butterfly
STRAUSS “Ist ein Traum” from Der Rosenkavalier
Mary Anne Kruger, soprano
Amy Cofield, soprano
Back by popular demand, Amy Cofield and Mary Anne Kruger return to perform some of operas greatest arias. But this time... accompanied by your Space Coast Symphony. Cofield and Kruger have both enjoyed international careers as opera singers. While Mary spent most of her career in Europe singing well over forty glorious roles such as Madama Butterfly and Salome, Amy has performed all over the world, primarily in the U.S., Europe and Asia, often being sought for her Violetta. They come together now to bring you a glorious night of grand opera featuring the works of Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, Strauss, Gounod and other master composers of the form. Enjoy this program of exquisite beauty, from the mesmerizing bel canto of Norma to the heart-breaking drama of Tosca.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will be performing drive-in concerts this Fall. All of the Fall concerts in this special series will be held in beautiful outdoor settings, to provide for healthful air flow and adequate room for social distancing. Attendees can remain in their vehicles or bring their own seating to each fresh air concert. Your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra hopes to boost civic morale and remind everyone of what makes our Space Coast great.
All drive-in concerts in the Space Coast Fall Series will be performed Saturdays at:
The Avenue Viera
2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940
TICKET & GENERAL INFORMATION
$10 tickets per person or $25 per car (if there are more than two adults). This event is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. Drinks and snacks will be available. We encourage patrons to buy tickets in advance online and present receipt (printed or on phone) to parking attendants to help limit social interaction. Patrons may bring chairs and setup outside of their vehicle to enjoy the concert.
Soprano, Amy Cofield, is a highly sought after performer and teacher. Praised by the New York Times for her "lovely, rich tone," Ms. Cofield has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S. and in Italy, France, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, England, Santo Domingo, Guam, Taiwan and Japan. Highly regarded for her technical facility, her beauty of interpretation and an arresting presence, her operatic roles have included Violetta, a role that marked her debut at Houston Grand Opera where she covered Renee Fleming’s Traviata, Cleopatra, Micaela, and Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Roanoke, Elcia (cover) in Rossini’s Moses in Egypt at New York City Opera, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Nevada Opera, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Greensboro Light Opera (Eastern Music Festival), Violetta with Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Mimi, with Pro Cantus Lyric Opera (TX), Cunegonde and Susannah with Fort Worth Opera, Musetta and Pamina with Knoxville Opera, Gilda, Norina and Violetta wi Lyric Opera San Antonio, and Konstanze and Violetta with Teatro Lirico D'Europa. Recent highlights included the role of Violetta in Opera Roanoke's production of Verdi's La Traviata, and a world premiere in NY, performing the role of Belinda in the opera/oratorio, The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope), by NY composer Deborah Mason.
Amy’s busy concert schedule has included performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Brahms’ Requiem with the U.S. Naval Academy, Orff's Carmina Burana with Virginia Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Einhorn's Voices of Light, Haydn’s Creation and Handel's Messiah with Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Ravel’s Sheherazade with Garden State Philharmonic and Norfolk Chamber Consort, Mendelssohn's Elijah and St. Paul Oratorio, Haydn's The Seasons, Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus and Beethoven’s Mass in C with Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society and in works including Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C Minor, to Handel’s Messiah and Brahms’ Requiem with Garden State Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Philharmonic. In addition Amy has appeared with Opera Camerata of Washington, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Virginia Arts Festival, Festival Chamber Music in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and with The Masterwork Chorus (NJ) in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall. Recent highlights included a return to SNMAS for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, to Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah, and a debut with Tulsa Symphony performing Brahms’ Requiem. In addition, Amy performed recitals in Maine and Virginia, Handel’s Messiah with Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, Haydn’s Creation with Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor with Tucson Masterworks Chorale.
In 2019, Amy made her debut with Space Coast Symphony as a soloist on their Broadway concert: One Singular Sensation. She returned for Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 in the 2019-20 season. She also debuted with the Brevard Symphony Chorus and Orchestra for Bach’s B Minor Mass and will return for Handel’s Messiah. Upcoming engagements include recitals, a debut with Opera Orlando performing the role of Minnie in their Opera on the Town production of The Girl of the Golden West, a return to Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem and to Opera Roanoke for the role of Blanche in Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
American soprano Mary Anne Kruger graduated with a Master of Music degree from Indiana University where she studied voice with world-renowned voice teacher Margaret Harshaw. She then went to Germany where she established an impressive repertoire of over 40 major operatic and concert roles. Her repertoire spans in vocal range from Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) to Salome, and in stylistic range from Poppea (L’Incornazione di Poppea) to Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), as well as some world and German premieres. Among innumerable accolades, Opernwelt called her Contessa (“Le Nozze di Figaro”) “dazzling”, and Orfeus International declared her Salome to be “worthy of the greatest houses.” She built her repertoire primarily as a member of the Hessisches Staatstheater Darmstadt, but she has performed in over 20 European theaters including the Bayerische Staatsoper- Nationaltheater in Munich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Latvian National Opera and Theater Basel.
Her prizes include a nomination in the category “Best Singer” in the Opernwelt Jahrbuch for her portrayal of Alcina. She was awarded the role of Donna Elvira in the Don Giovanni production at the Athens Concert Hall directed by Ruggiero Raimondi and conducted by Gustav Kühn. The “Sonderpreis der Wiener Staats-und Volksoper” at the Belvedere Competition secured for her a performance as Hanna Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe) at the Wiener Volksoper. She was also awarded a DAAD scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdient) to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. She currently lives in Satellite Beach with her husband and two dogs.