The Vocal Music of Alan Beeler Available July 8, 2016
July 1, 2016
The music of Alan Beeler (1939-2016) is frequently a compact, tightly focused one, presenting sharp contrasts of color and mood in the context of clear, direct compositional structures. Although noticeably influenced by artistic movements in Europe and America during the first half of the 20th century, Beeler’s musical voice is an identifiable one – crisp, bold, and pointedly quirky.
On this album pianist Karolina Rojahn and soprano Aliana de la Guardia perform THE SUTTON SONGS with poetry by Dorothy Sutton. Angular melodies and tart harmonies are effectively juxtaposed against gentle, lilting duets in this 7-movement work. Also on the album are the composer’s settings of the beloved JABBERWOCKY featuring baritone Brian Church and INHUMAN HENRY by A.E. Houseman for tenor and orchestra, featuring tenor Eric Christopher Perry.
More information available and stream for free at Nova Records and Spotify. Purchase on iTunes or Amazon
Nominated as Best Lead Actress in a Musical or Opera
January 24, 2015
De la Guardia has been nominated for a 2014 ArtsImpulse Theatre Award under the category of Best Leading Actress in a Musical or Opera for her performance as Mother/Shopper in Guerilla Opera’s production of “Gallo: a fable in music in one act” by Ken Ueno and stage direction by Sarah Meyers. “Gallo” is also nominated under the category of Best Opera.
See the other nominees online at http://www.artsimpulse.com/#!2014-nominees/c6p3.
Concert Featuring the Music of Andy Vores
January 27, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Studio 401, The Boston Conservatory @ 31 Hemenway, Boston, MA
Soprano Aliana de la Guardia and pianist Tae Kim perform an eclectic concert featuring the works of Andy Vores from his opera NO EXIT based on the play by Jean-Paul Sartre and the song cycle CLEOPATRA with poetry by Barbara Chase-Riboud. Additional works by Luciano Berio, Masaki Hasebe and Tae Kim.
Center for Contemporary Opera Debut
July 26, 2013
De la Guardia makes her NYC debut in the world premiere of “Oration” by Line Tjørnhøj, during New Opera Week with the Center for Contemporary Opera.
Line Tjørnhøj describes her chamber opera “Oration” as “a speech for humanity. Oration gives a unique description of the human experience and the love and hate, hope and despair, suffering and joy we see in our lifetimes.”
Cast: Aliana de la Guardia, Marshall Coid, Leanne Gonzalez Singer, Barbara Le May, Gabriel Munro, and Kate Oberjat.
Stage Director: Jeremy Bloom
Music Director: Lidiya Yankovskaya
Scenic Director: Brian Rady
Stage Manager: Mackenzie Meeks
Lighting Designer: Christopher Weston
Following the premiere, you are invited to a wine reception at which time you will be able to meet the participants and discuss this fine opera.
“Oration” is made possible with the generous support from Danish Composers’ Society / KODA’s Fund for Social and Cultural Purposes and the Consulate General of Denmark, New York. Thank you!
Beethoven 9 for One Boston Fund
April 24, 2013
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 AT 3PM
The Dudley House Orchestra and Chorus present a charity concert to benefit those most affected by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon. All proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston.
The program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 16 with featuring Harvard University’s eminent Mozart scholar, Robert Levin and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, featuring soloists Aliana de la Guardia, Julia Cavallaro, Dan Kamalic, and Wesley Ray Thomas; and for the finale the Dudley House Choir will join, totaling more than 150 performers on stage.
Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office and at the door.
$10 General Admission / $5 with Harvard ID
Additional donations will be accepted at the door.