Concert Series Available

“Ave Mamma”

 “Ave Mamma” features several different melodic settings of the ever familiar Ave Maria prayer by composers such as: Bach/Gounod, Caccini, Carrissimi, Massenet, Mascagni, Rossini, Schubert, and Verdi, in the Latin, Italian, French, and German languages in the first half. The second half of this recital features sacrosanct expressions of religious reverence from a Jewish Kaddisch and other expressions of faith to Christian prayers and expressions of passion.

This concert is well received around Mother’s Day, during the Easter season, and for Christmas Celebrations. The repertoire will be appropriately adjusted to reflect the differences between the Easter and Christmas celebrations. All repertoire is from the Classical Era; However, popular carols will be prepared in the event of a requested encore if this recital is performed around Christmas time.

Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, a pianist, an organist, and a choir. All casting depends upon availability of local talent.

“Berlin im Licht”

“Berlin im Licht” features the unknown works of Kurt Weill as written during the first phase of his composition career before WW II and will be performed in the original German and English languages. Just before the war Kurt Weill immigrated to the US. This concert is presented in four sections with a fifteen intermission in the middle of the concert, and explores the dynamic human condition and struggle in a rapidly changing world.

This concert is well revived during September/October and also during times of remembrance of WW II. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, a pianist, and several dancers. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

 “Carnival of Venice”

“Carnival of Venice” focuses on a theme of ethnic Italian art songs and opera arias that one would hear whilst walking the streets of Italy; including some favorite tenor arias performed by soprano, Anima. This recital is presented in four sections with a fifteen minute intermission between the second and third group.

This concert is well received anytime especially due to the familiar content. Recommended casting for this program this program features: Anima, a skilled mandolin player, a pianist, and an accordion player if such musicians are available.

“I Carry your Heart”

“i Carry Your Heart” is an American song concert performed in the original English language that features art songs and opera arias by Gershwin, Barber, Duke, and the local to Dillion, South Carolina, Carlyle Floyd, and celebrates the American way of life, love and death.

This concert is presented in four sections and divided in the middle by a fifteen minute intermission, and is well received during the summer months and as a part of any celebration for American lifestyle, heroism, and art. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, and a pianist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Cupid’s Camera”

“Cupid’s Camera” focuses on the art songs and opera arias of Bellini, Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Rossini, and Vivaldi. It is a treasure trove of passionate jewels set to the vivid text of poets such as Goethe, and Metestasio.

This concert is perfect for a small venue that caters to 500 or less attendants. It is presented in four sections with a fifteen minute intermission between the second and third group. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, a pianist, and an harpsichordist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Damsels in Distress”

“Damsel’s in Distress” focuses on the sufferings and tragedies of the heroines of grand opera. All arias will be performed in original languages of English, Italian, French, and German.

This concert is well received anytime and is very dramatic in ambiance. This program is presented in four sections with a fifteen minute intermission between the second and third group. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, and an orchestra or a pianist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Impatient Lover/Be My Love”

 “Impatient Lover/Be My Love” is an exploration of the rarely performed Italian art songs of Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, and Haydn. This program features the rarely performed “Ariadne a Naxos” by Haydn.

This concert is well received anytime and presented in four sections with a fifteen minute intermission between the second and third group of the concert. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, and a chamber orchestra or pianist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

 “Love, Letters, and Literature”

“Love, Letters and Literature” focuses on the great love and letter scenes of characters based on those inspired by classical literature. All arias will be presented in the original languages of English, French, Italian and German.

This concert is excellent in a scholastic type setting. It caters to a high school, college, and scholarly curriculum. This program is presented in four sections with a fifteen minute intermission between the second and third group. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, an orchestra or a pianist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Lover’s in all Predicaments”

“Lover’s in all Predicaments” features a theme of lovers ensnared in various impossible predicaments. This concert is presented in four sections with a fifteen minute intermission in the middle, and includes the four famous arias from Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly” which features a qi-gong dancer whom performs with swords and other classical era and setting appropriate weapons..

This concert is well received especially around Valentine’s Day, and through the spring season. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, an orchestra or a pianist, an harpist, 2 flautists, 1 classical guitarist, and several dancers. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Murder, Madness and Mayhem”

“Murder, Madness and Mayhem” this concert features aria’s that presents themes of Murder, Madness, and Mayhem. This concert includes a famous mad scene performed in a blood splattered wedding dress, and most notably the final section explores the four great arias from Verdi’s Macbeth.

This concert is well received during the Halloween and fall season. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, an orchestra or a pianist, an harpist, a flutist, and several dancers. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Passionate Portraits of Puccini”

“The Passion’s of Puccini” focuses on Puccini’s best loved and known heroines and their struggle with life, love and death. This concert is so much fun to present because Puccini’s characters are so well developed and the music is some of the most beautiful and recognizable in opera.

This concert is well received anytime and is presented in four sections with a fifteen minute intermission between the second and third sections. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, and an orchestra or a pianist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Verdi’s Vixens”

“Verdi’s Vixens” features a theme of Giuseppe Verdi’s most seductive, powerful, and courageous female heroines. This concert is presented in four sections and a fifteen minute intermission will occur between the second and third section.

This concert is well received anytime. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, and an orchestra or pianist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

“Tat~Tvam~Asi”

“Tat Tvam Asi” is a presentation for portrait Arias that best represent my skill and current study focus.

This concert is well received anytime and is presented in four groups with a fifteen minute intermission between the second and third group. Recommended casting for this production features: Anima, and an orchestra or pianist. All casting depends upon the availability of local talent.

All Concerts:

  • The highest level of professionalism especially with regard to presentation will be maintained. Formal wear, or appropriate costumes, will be worn, and appropriate props and settings will be used to heighten the audience’s entertainment experience.
  • We will make sure that all concerts will include billboards featuring all artists involved in the show; a very detailed program with explanations of Arias’ settings, complete translations, and a thank you section that will show our gratitude to the coordinators behind the event.
  • A Master of Ceremony will briefly introduce each group. If the venue has a MC or a suggested presenter we are happy to script the announcements.
  • Every concert will be documented and recorded; However, the audiences comfort, entertainment and enjoyment is our first priority.
  • Anima will be available for interviews, appearances, parties, spotlight performances and the like to promote the concert as much as possible.
  • Every effort will be made to include local musicians, singers, actors, and dancers in the concert.
  • The sale of CD’s and other promotional materials such as chocolates, and items from a bath and beauty line that I am developing will be available for purchase before the concert, during intermission, and after the concert. Someone from my team will be responsible for set up, tear down, and sales. 100% of the profits will belong to Anima unless we make another arrangement in writing.
  • Raffles during intermission for a local cause are encouraged. We will provide the basket and raffle if you provide the cause. We are very happy to bring attention to current causes and address the needs of the community we are visiting.
  • We expect the venue to be accessible for prescheduled rehearsals and for up to 4 hours before the performance.
  • We expect the venue to provide a high quality, properly tuned piano for a minimum of 2 rehearsals and the performance.
  • We expect the venue to set up proper stage shells typically used during vocal recitals.
  • We anticipate the venue team to handle matters such as lighting before, during, and after, the show; curtain control; temperature control; crowd and building management; and the passing out of programs before the concert.
  • We expect the venue to provide properly lit and temperature controlled dressing rooms, and unencumbered access to a functioning bathroom.
  • In the unlikely event of a cancellation a new date will be set.
  • We make every effort to present an entertaining show those appeals to all dimensions of existence.