R e c o r d i n g s

Gabriela Ortiz- Río Bravo

This stunning chamber music piece highlights the deadly plight of Las desaparecidas, the missing and murdered women who attempt to cross the border.

Krzysztof Penderecki - "Crux fidelis"

from the St. Luke Passion

"Faithful cross, above all others, one and only noble tree."

Krzysztof Penderecki - "Domine, quis habitabit"

from the St. Luke Passion

"Lord, who shall dwell in your temple?"

Zach Redler - "Long Distance" (Audition Cut)

A moving moment from Zach Redler and Jerre Dye's opera The Falling and the Rising, this aria introduces us to the Soldier, who reflects on motherhood after missing a call with her daughter.

Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky  - Iolanta's Arioso

The fact of Iolanta's blindness has been kept from her her entire life. In this arioso, she reflects on a melancholic feeling and wonders if there is something she is yet missing from her life.

Juan Orrego-Salas- El alba del alhelí (selections)

Chilean composer Juan Orrego-Salas recently celebrated his 100th birthday at the Jacobs School of Music. These sensual, fragrant, flower songs are taken from one of his early song cycles.

Francis Poulenc - La voix humaine

In this tender and tragic one-act opera, a woman attempts to reconnect with her former lover over the phone before committing suicide.

Giuseppe Verdi - "Ah, fors'è lui / Sempre libera"

In this classic aria from La Traviata, Violetta examines the novel feeling of being truly loved for the first time in her life. It fills her with happiness and apprehension before she fully embraces the ecstasy of love.

Salvador Moreno - "To huey tlahtzin Cuauhtémoc"

This art song, from the height of the Aztec Renaissance in Mexico, describes a pilgrimage to honor the fallen ruler of the Aztec Empire.

Valdo Sciammarella - Cantigas de Amigo

The late Argentine composer, Sciammarella, examines the insaitable insanity caused by a love separated by circumstance.