The Acadia Performing Arts Series presents Rebecca Caine in Concert on Nov. 2 at 7:30 at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville.
Accompanied by distinguished pianist Robert Kortgaard,
Caine will present a look at British leading ladies of the West End Stage and their music, including songs by Noel Coward, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and Lerner and Loewe.
She will also examine the recent writing for the soprano voice in musical theatre to the present day.
Excerpts cover her creation of the role of Cosette in the original Royal Shakespeare/West End production of Les Miserables and her originating the role of Christine in the acclaimed Canadian production of Phantom of the Opera.
Born in Toronto, Rebecca Caine studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London. Her career has been divided between opera and musical theatre. She has worked extensively on both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere singing leading roles with the Canadian Opera Company, Glimmerglass, English National Opera, Opera North, Nice, Spoleto, Opera Northern Ireland, Handel Opera Society,Atlanta Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, De Vlaamse Opera, Opera Holland Park,Chicago Opera Theater, Scottish Opera, National Theatre of Prague and the New Zealand Opera.
Pianist Robert Kortgaard was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and grew up in Calgary, Alberta. He studied at the Juilliard School in New York City, as well as in Italy and the United Kingdom.
Kortgaard has performed as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras and has given recitals throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in England, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, China and Japan.
All the details…
What: Rebecca Caine in Concert
When: Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Festival Theatre, Wolfville.
Tickets: $26 , $20 for students.
Info: Acadia University Box Office, 542-5500 or boxoffice.acadiau.ca