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Nicole Cabell - 2012 Memories

Nicole Cabell

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8 pm
Ventura High School Auditorium
2 Catalina Street, Ventura, CA

With her distinctively creamy, lyrical voice, described as “liquid gold,” by the Times of London and as “one of the most beautiful soprano voices of our time,” by the Chicago Classical Review, international opera sensation and native Venturan Nicole Cabell closes the 2012 season with impressive Mozart tenor, Shawn Mathey.

Cabell was the 2005 winner of the BBC Cardiff “Singer of the World” competition, the most prestigious competition in the world of voice. Since then she has garnered rave reviews for engage- ments across the globe from Vienna to Oslo and New York to London, recently performing at the Royal Opera House of London, Oper Koln, Deutsche Oper, Berlin and the New York City Metropolitan Opera. She is scheduled to make her debut at the San Francisco Opera later this year in a leading role.

Ventura Music Festival first engaged Ms. Cabell in 2008, when she sang to an adoring audience in a sold-out performance at Ventura High Auditorium.

Shawn Mathey

Returning this season to the same venue, Ms. Cabell and Mr. Mathey will perform works by Mozart, Shubert, Britten and Gershwin.


Allegro moderato from Symphony 29 in A K.201

S'io non morro (Idomeneo)

Zeffiretti lusinghieri (Idomeneo)

Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni)

Allegro con spirito from Symphony 29

Dies Bildnis Ist Bezaubernd Schon (The Magic Flute)

Dove sono i bei momenti (The Marriage of Figaro)
W.A. Mozart
Two Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky A. Arensky
Ave Maria J.S. Bach/C. Gounod
Stanchen F. Schubert
Vocalise S. Rachmaninoff
Salutation from Dies Natalis G. Finzi
Rumanian Folk Dances B. Bartok
Danny Boy F. Weatherly Trad.
Summertime G. Gershwin
If I Loved You from Carousel R. Rogers/O. Hammerstein

listen to more at Nicole Cabell’s website

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Tea & Trumpets

Federico Mondelci

Alexander Schimpf

Tiempo Libre

Emerson String Quartet

Rising Stars

Pablo Sainz Villegas

Nicole Cabell

Concert sponsored by:
Barbara Meister - Barber Ford,Volkswagen, Subaru, RV,
Sandra & Jordan Laby,
Micheline & Albert Sakharoff,
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach,
Nancy & Terry O'Brien
Media sponsors:
VC Star, Ventana, KCLU