Brian Myer and Michael Sherman Virtual Recital
While in-person performances are in the near future, Opera Las Vegas is filling that gap with an April online recital by two of the brightest stars on the national opera scene, acclaimed baritone Brian James Myer and much-sought pianist Michael Sherman.
Mr. Myer is a Las Vegas native and favorite son. He is well admired in the Valley for his appearances in Rossini’s Cinderella, Gordon and Vavrek’s 27, Puccini’s Madam Butterfly, Bizet’s Carmen, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, among others. The New York Times has praised his “robust-voiced” performances, and appreciated his “buttery baritone.”
Brian has graced the stages of some of the finest companies in the US, including New York City Opera, Opera San Jose, Berkshire Festival Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and American Lyric Theatre. He is eagerly anticipating his European debut in Iain Bell’s Women of Whitechapel: Jack the Ripper with Opera North in the UK.
Mr. Sherman is the principal pianist and coach for Michigan Opera Theatre’s Studio Artist Program. In addition, Michael regularly serves on the music staff at Washington National Opera, and has been associated with Fort Worth Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Memphis, Virginia Opera, Opera NEO, and The Miami Music Festival. Equally passionate about art song, Michael has performed in recitals around the world.
Cast & Production
OLV is very fortunate to be able to present artists of this high calibre to replace the planned April Professional Company premiere of The Ghosts of Gatsby which has been postponed to late September. Brian and Michael have planned a delectable program of some veritable gems from the art song repertoire. Mr. Myer, also a composer, has even contributed one song he wrote himself. The unique and varied line-up includes:
- Ossessione by Richard Pearson Thomas (b. 1957)
- Mélodies passagères, Op. 27 by Samuel Barber (1910- 1981)
- Rückert-Lieder Selections by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
- The Afternoon Sun by Brian James Myer (b. 1988)
Created exclusively for Opera Las Vegas patrons, tickets to this dynamic recital are $25 and can be purchased on the website: www.operalasvegas.com
Brian James Myer and Michael Sherman’s program will be available on-demand throughout the month of April.