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Marcy Richardson

Marcy.
Diva.
Cabaret.

Marcy Richardson, Kelly Karamanov
Saturday, March 28th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm

$25
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We’re bringing her back! Soprano Marcy Richardson is a true stage animal with a passion for Baroque, sophisticated musical theater, and contemporary music. Her Cabaret show last year was a highlight of our first season @The Block. Her Diva Mix program is sure to take us all by surprise! Pianist Kelly Karamanov also returns.

Marcy Richardson, cabaret diva mix
Kelly Karamanov, piano
Saturday, March 28, 7:30 pm
Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm

Originally from Grosse Pointe, MI and a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Ms. Richardson’s other stage credits include her Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall singing Mozart and Kurt Weill in a benefit concert for Best Buddies NY, her Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Hall as the soprano soloist in the Faure Requiem and Mozart Vesparae solennes de Confessore with MidAmerica Productions, ensemble and soloist in Handel's Samson with American Classical Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Poppea in Handel’s Agrippina with OperaMission, (La Calisto) with Vertical Player Repertory, Dalinda (Ariodante) with the Princeton Festival, Monica (The Medium) with St. Petersburg Opera, Kurt Weill’s Berlin to Broadway with Opera Columbus, From Paris to Berlin to New York with Toledo Opera, Kurt Weill Uncovered: A Cabaret Chronology, Poulenc's La Courte Paille, and Seconda Donna Handel Arias (live concert and recording session) with OperaMission, Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Mrs. Hayes (Susannah) with Orlando Opera, Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) with Baltimore Opera, Emmaline (Purcell’s King Arthur) with the Bloomington Early Music Festival, Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) with Opera Vivente, and Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia), Lucy (The Telephone), and Poussette (Manon) at Indiana University.

A champion of new music, she recently created the roles of Fiordiligi in the premiere of Jonathan Dawe's Cosi Faran Tutti at Columbia University’s Italian Academy, Ani King George in the premiere of The Enchanted Organ, a burlesque opera by Gordon Beeferman and Charlotte Jackson, So Yeon in John Eaton's microtonal opera, Re-Routed, with the Pocket Opera Players, at Symphony Space, the title role in a staged reading of Louis Karchin's Jane Eyre with Center for Contemporary Opera, and Maria in The Bonfire of the Vanities by Stefania de Kenessey and Michael Bergmann. Ms. Richardson has also been a featured performer with the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS Next), American Composer’s Alliance Summer Festival, The Jessold Consort, OPERAtion Brooklyn with Opera on Tap and American Opera Projects, VocalEssence under Philip Brunelle, Mimesis Ensemble, Aguava New Music Ensemble at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Orlando Philharmonic, and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland as a member of the Contemporary Music Festival Academy under Pierre Boulez.

Ms. Richardson has won various awards and grants from the Kurt Weill Foundation, Gerda Lissner Foundation, Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Awards, Metropolitan Opera National Council, Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation, Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition, and Opera Birmingham’s Cassell Stewart Vocal Competition.

No stranger to musical theater, Ms. Richardson got her start in dance and theater at an early age and is comfortable with crossover and belting. She recently debuted her one-woman cabaret, My Favorite Things, at West Michigan Symphony’s “The Block”. She has also appeared as Rosie (Cabaret), Lili Vanessi (Kiss Me Kate), Cinderella (Into the Woods), Dream Laurey (Oklahoma!), Tribe Member (Hair), Leonide (Triumph of Love), Angel City 4 (City of Angels), and featured dancer/ensemble in On the Town, Will Rogers Follies, and Once on this Island, to name a few.

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Marcy Richardson

Marcy.
Diva.
Cabaret.

Marcy Richardson, Kelly Karamanov
Saturday, March 28th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm

$25

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We’re bringing her back! Soprano Marcy Richardson is a true stage animal with a passion for Baroque, sophisticated musical theater, and contemporary music. Her Cabaret show last year was a highlight of our first season @The Block. Her Diva Mix program is sure to take us all by surprise! Pianist Kelly Karamanov also returns.