At this week’s Art After Dark:
Virtual Concert: Opera Fusion
Soprano Robyn Marie Lamp from Opera Fusion performs a selection of music inspired by works of art found in the Norton’s European Art galleries.
Robyn performs these musical pieces, paired with works in the Norton’s European art collection:
“At the River” arranged by Aaron Copland, paired with Jan Wijnants, Dutch, 1632-1684. A Dune Landscape with Travelers, 1664, oil on wood. Gift of Valerie Delacorte in memory of George T. Delacorte, Publisher and Philanthropist, 2007.44.
“O sole mio” by Eduardo di Capua paired with Claude-Joseph Vernet, French, 1714–1789. The Fishermen, 1746, oil on canvas. Gift of Eleonore and Ronald Bacher, 2013.20.
“Si, mi chiamano Mimì” from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini paired with Jacobus Biltius, Dutch, 1633-1681. A Trompe l’Oeil with Hen, Kingfisher, and Insects, 1678, oil on canvas. Purchase, R.H. Norton Trust through the exchange of Trust property, 2004.9.
“Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft” by Gustav Mahler paired with Joos de Momper the Younger, Flemish, 1564-1635. Village with Travelers, after 1615, oil on wood. Gift of Valerie Delacorte in memory of George T. Delacorte, Publisher and Philanthropist, 2007.36.
“Dido’s Lament” from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell paired with Valerio Castello, Italian (Genoa), 1624-1659. Diana and Actaeon with Pan and Syrinx, circa 1650, oil on canvas. Gift of R.H. Norton, 49.3.
“Maria Wiegenlied” by Max Reger paired with Giovanni Francesco Bezzi called Nosadella, Italian, circa 1530-1571. Madonna and Child in Glory, circa 1563, oil on wood. Bequest of R.H. Norton, 53.9.
About Soprano Robyn Marie Lamp
Soprano Robyn Marie Lamp’s voice has been described as “robust, easily produced, golden but warm rather than metallic.” Before COVID-19 halted public performances globally, Lamp’s 2020 - 2021 season included a role debut as Tosca, a debut with Palm Beach Symphony, and multiple Verdi Messa da Requiem’s, including one at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The 2019 - 2020 season found Lamp appearing as Clotilde and covering the title role in Bellini’s Norma with Boston Lyric Opera as an Emerging Artist and appearing as the soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. She also returned to Gulfshore Opera to sing an all Puccini concert and in September 2019 portrayed the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Opera Fusion.
Now in its seventh season, Opera Fusion, described by the Palm Beach Arts Paper as “the people’s opera company,” is bringing a new perspective to a classic art form to all of South Florida. From their innovative summer Emerging Artists Project, to the world premiere of Not in My Town, to educational outreach programming, as well as our fully staged classic operas, Opera Fusion is expanding the definition of what opera is and can be, with a philosophy that everyone can experience the beauty of the voice. For more information, please visit www.operafusion.org