Nicole Cabell and David Lomeli with the Festival Orchestra and Nuvi Mehta

Nicole Cabell

Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
Join Nuvi Mehta for “What’s the Score?” at 7:25 p.m.

Ventura Missionary Church
500 High Point Drive
Ventura, California

Soprano Nicole Cabell, the Main Prize Winner of the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and exclusive Decca recording artist, recently completed her apprenticeship at the Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists.

In concert, Nicole Cabell has appeared as the soprano soloist with the Chicago Symphony, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and the Florida Orchestra. Miss Cabell has appeared in recital in New York City, Chicago, Tokyo, Buffalo, including several appearances under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation.

This season includes Nicole Cabell’s debuts with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with the Deutsche Opera Berlin, with the Opera de Montpellier, and the Santa Fe Opera, as well as concerts with the Orchestra of St Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Bayerische Rundfunk, and the Indianapolis Symphony, to name a few.

Future projects include engagements at the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as a return to the Royal Opera House.

Nicole Cabell’s first solo album, a collection of arias in Italian, French and English, was released by Decca in March 2007, and she sang Clara in their new recording of “Porgy and Bess”, recently released to critical acclaim.

David Lomeli

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, David Lomeli is a member of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program. A first-prize winner in both the opera and zarzuela divisions in the 2006 Placido Domingo’s World Opera Contest OPERALIA, Mr. Lomeli is the first Mexican tenor ever to have won the First Prize, and the first singer ever to win both categories in the competition. He is a recipient of both the Placido Domingo and Pepita Serrano scholarships and in 2006 he was the first prize winner at the national tenor competition Nicolas Urcelay in Merida, Mexico and winner in the Palm Beach Competition, Zachary Foundation and Jose Iturbi Voice Competition.

Recently, Mr. Lomeli stepped in at the last moment to replace world famous tenor Rolando Villazon at the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in a Gala concert to celebrate the tenth anniversary of S.I.V.A.M., Mexico’s most prestigious Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Lomeli’s repertoire includes Alfredo in La Traviata, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Rodolfo in La Bohéme, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon, and the Duke in Rigoletto. In September of 2006 he made his Los Angeles Opera debut as Count Lerma and the Royal Herald in Don Carlos, and he returns to Los Angeles in 2007-2008 as Rodolfo in La Bohéme. Next season, Lomeli makes his debuts with the San Francisco, Vienna, Berlin and Munich Operas.

Upcoming engagements include a TV special for Television Española with Montserrat Cabellé, a concert in Monterrey with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, the opening of the Forum of Cultures in Monterrey with Eugene Kohn, as well as a repeat of the program we hear tonight, with Nicole Cabell and the Munich Radio Orchestra in July. Mr. Lomeli began a recording contract in Feburary with the Berlin Opera Orchestra.

Program

Charles Gounod from “Roméo et Juliette”:
Juliette’s Waltz, Act 1, - “ I want to live .”
from “Faust”
Faust’s Recitative and Cavatina, Act 3 - “What unknown trouble overwhelms me?”

Jules Massenet from “Le Cid”:
Rodrigue’s Aria, Act 3 - “Oh Sovereign, judge and father”

Georges Bizet from “Carmen”:
Micaela’s Aria, Act 3 - “I say that nothing can frighten me.”
Duet Micaela - Don José, Act 1 - “Tell me about my mother!”

Gaetano Donizetti from “Il Duca d’Alba”:
Marcello’s Scene and Romance, Act 4 - “Here unobserved ion this chapel” - “Angel of love divine”
from “Don Pasquale”:
Norina’s Scene and Cavatina, Act 1 - “I also know the magic virtue”
from “L’elisir d’amore”:
Duet Adina - Nemorino, Act 1 - “A Word, Adina”

Giacomo Puccini from “La Bohème”:
Musetta’s Waltz, Act 2 - “When I walk all alone”
Rodolfo’s Aria, Act 1 - “What a frozen little hand”
Duet Mimì - Rodolfo, Act 1 - “Oh! sweet lady!”