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Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Reviews | 0 comments

Flicka says her Farewell at Carnegie!

Flicka says her Farewell at Carnegie!

by Erica Papillion-Posey

Frederica von Stade with, from left, Martin Katz, Richard Stilwell and Samuel Ramey performing Bernstein's “Some Other Time” at Carnegie Hall.

Frederica von Stade with, from left, Martin Katz, Richard Stilwell and Samuel Ramey performing Bernstein's “Some Other Time” at Carnegie Hall.

I was actually in the audience about a year ago when the incomparable mezzo soprano, Frederica von Stade appeared in performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House here in Denver, CO.

“Flicka was as stunning and vital then as she is now at almost 65 years of age. Accompanied by her partner of 36 years, the pianist Martin Katz, she offered a varied program filled with songs of personal significance. And the qualities that have endeared her to audiences for 40 years — musicianship, sensitivity, dramatic flair balanced by grace and elegance, personal warmth — were still there.”

Get the details of Flicka’s adieu at Carnegie: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/arts/music/24frederica.html

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