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Polish Soprano Malgorzata Kellis in concert

Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 6:00pm

Malgorzata Kellis 

Having recently been awarded her DMA from the Gdansk Academy in Poland, Polish -American soprano Dr. Malgorzata Kellis has been heard performing in concert, opera and oratorio throughout Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. Her repertoire includes the roles of Despina, Rosina, II Lady and Pamina, Adele, Rosalinda, Hrabina-"Countess" by Moniuszko, Zosia (Verbum Nobile - Moniuszko), Basia (Krakowiacy i gorale- Kurpinski), Musetta, Zerlina and Susanna.

A frequent guest at international music festivals, Dr. Kellis has appeared at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw Royal Castle, Lancut Castle, the Munich Gasteig Philharmonie, Italy's legendary Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Krakow Opera, and the Warsaw Opera & Musical Theater. Additionally, she has performed with the famous bass baritone Simon Estes. She recently returned from Lezajsk, Poland where she opened the XXII International Organ and Chamber Music with the legendary Metropolitan Opera tenor Wieslaw Ochman.

Dr. Kellis is also a producer and arranger of vocal music for string quartet. She has her own voice studio in New York City and last summer was engaged in conducting a Vocal Master Class in Lezajsk, Poland.

Accompanied by Pianist Martin Labazevitch. Praised by critics in the U.K., Lithuania, Poland, Spain and the U.S.,Martin Labazevitch was born in Poland, studied at the Odessa Conservatory in Ukraine and the Manhattan School of Music where his principle teacher was Horacio Gutierrez. Currently he is finishing his DMA degree at the Catholic University in Washington DC with Jose Ramos Santana. He is a winner of numerous prizes and awards in Poland, Spain and the United States. Mr.Labazevitch appeared with top regional orchestras and solo performances in Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Israel, Japan as well as at the major music centers in the United States. He is currently on the piano faculty of the Levine School of Music in Washington DC.

Program: 

1.O del mio amato ben - S.Donaudy  
2.Torna Surriento - E.de Curtis
3.To voglio tanto bene - E.de Curtis
4.Il bacio -L.Arditi
5.Dźwięki tajemne - R.Stolz do słów W.Ochmana
6.Zaczarowana królewna - S.Niewiadomski
7.Odeszłaś na pustynię - K.Szymanowski
8.Piosnka litewska - F.Chopin
9.Życzenie - F.Chopin
10.I could have danced all night - F.Loewe
11.Sunrize, sunset ze "Skrzypka na dachu"- J.Bock
12.Aria Griseldy z op."Griselda" - Agitata da due venti - A.Vivaldi
13.Ave Maria z op. "Cavalleria Rusticana" - P.Mascagni
14.Gdyż mne stara matka z cyklu "Pieśni cygańskie"- A.Dvorzak

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