Voice Faculty member to be featured in Wagner Society Musicale

Maria Ventura will perform "Wesendonck Lieder, Song Cycle" | September 18, 2013

Maria Ventura

Maria Ventura

Xavier Voice Faculty member Maria Ventura will be one of two nationally recognized opera singers being featured at the Wagner Society of Cincinnati's upcoming Fall Musicale. Ventura, mezzo-soprano, will be performing Wesendonck Lieder, Song Cycle as part of selections from Wagner's early romantic operas.

Ms. Ventura is a seasoned performer appearing in leading mezzo-soprano roles with various European and American opera houses and orchestras, most notably, with the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium. Her operatic roles include Charlotte (Werther), Ruggiero (Alcina), Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Cenerentola (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress), Mistress Page and Dame Quickly (Falstaff), The Mother (Amahl), and many others. Ms. Ventura has appeared as soloist for Cincinnati May Festival under Robert Shaw (Handel’s Messiah) and James Levine (Verdi’s Ernani) and has sung with the Dayton Bach Society (B Minor Mass) and on Belgium National Radio, (The Diary of One Who Disappeared) with Theatre de la Monnaie.

The performance will take place on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00pm at 5656 Chestnut Ridge Dr. Cincinnati, OH, 45230. The Musicale will also feature a Wagner pipe organ performance on a classic Robert Morton Theatre Organ. A reception will take place following this very special concert.

For ticket information, please contact Carolann Slouffman at 513-871-8447 or frauone@aol.com. Limited seating available!

  • $10.00 WSC Members
  • $15.00 Non-Members