Saturday, 30 April 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (ACST)
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide
Miriam Gordon-Stewart – Soprano
David Barnard – Piano
Returning to her home city of Adelaide, USA & Germany based soprano, Miriam Gordon-Stewart is remembered for her spine-tingling performance as Desdemona in State Opera of South Australia’s 2014 production of Otello.
Recent founder and Artistic Director of Victory Hall Opera in Charlottesville, USA, Miriam will be joined by 50th anniversary Churchill Fellow and collaborative pianist, David Barnard, in an all American program.
She will share insights into her new role in the USA and present songs capturing a spectrum of American librettists and composers both old and new, including Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and John Luther Adams.
This recital is presented in partnership with the Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia.
“Miriam Gordon-Stewart has a honeyed warmth to her soprano that can make you melt… What’s remarkable is that the same quality is somehow still present when she pins your ears to the back wall! ”
– Alan John, Limelight Magazine.
“(Gordon-Stewart) communicates clearly with luminous, beautifully balanced, lyrical phrases and simultaneously with the necessary volume of her expansively blossoming voice.”
– Christian Schütte, Opernetz.
“Miriam Gordon-Stewart’s singing is gentle, full of love and hope and at the same time loud and lamenting, desperate and dramatic.”
– Frederika Arns, Operapoint.