LSM Newswire

Monday, May 25, 2009

The VSO Presents the legendary Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey together for the first time in Vancouver

Recognized as one of the most beloved musical figures of our time, the great mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade (affectionately known as ‘Flicka’ worldwide to her friends, family and legions of fans) makes her VSO debut teamed up with Samuel Ramey, the world’s foremost operatic bass-baritone. In a concert for the ages, these two extraordinary artists at the peak of their careers perform music by Berlioz, Boito, Offenbach, Copland and Gershwin. Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts.

“[Frederica von Stade is] one of America's finest artists and singers”

- The New York Times

“Even if she were not one of the great singers of our day…Frederica von Stade could probably draw a full house of people eager just to be in her presence.”

- San Francisco Chronicle

“Ramey’s singing is the stuff of which operatic legends are made.”

The New York Post

A once-in-a-lifetime concert event, this evening will be a pairing of legendary artists the likes of which Lower Mainland audiences have never before seen: two of the greatest musicians of this or any era, on stage together with Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for one very special evening only.



Flicka and Ramey: A Concert for the Ages

Thursday, June 11, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano*

Samuel Ramey, bass-baritone+

Berlioz Marche de Rákóczy from Le Damnation de Faust

Berlioz Vrai Dieu, messieurs…Une puce gentile from Le Damnation de Faust+

Berlioz Devant la maison from Le Damnation de Faust+

Boito Ave Signor! From Mefistofele+

Boito Ecco il mondo from Mefistofele+

Heggie Don’t Say A Word from Dead Man Walking*

Heggie Primary Colors from The Deepest Desire*

Thomas Connais-tu le pays from Mignon*

Offenbach Vous, aimes le danger…Ah! que j’aime les militaries! from Le Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein*

Copland Outdoor Adventure

Simple Gifts from Old American Songs, Set 1*

The Dodger from Old American Songs, Set 1+

Little Horses from Old American Songs, Set 2*

At The River from Old American Songs, Set 2+

I Bought Me A Cat from Old American Songs*+

Waltz from Billy the Kid

Rodgers People Will Say We’re in Love from Oklahoma!*+

Gershwin Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off from Shall We Dance*+

Tickets $45 to $165 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at

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