SummerStage: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – Crotona Park

metropolitanoperaTuessday July 23, 2013,  7:00 PM

Crotona Park, Bronx, NY


An evening of favorite opera arias and duets by up-and-coming Met artists Ying Fang (soprano), Mario Chang (tenor), and Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore.

Mario Chang, from Guatemala City, Guatemala, is entering his third year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he made his company debut as the Fourth Sentry in Parsifal as well as his Israeli debut as Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites with the International Vocal Arts Institute. He also appeared at Carnegie Hall and with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. Upcoming engagements include the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met.

Ying Fang from Ningbo, China, will enter her first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in the 2013–14 season and make her Met stage debut as Madame Podtochina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s The Nose. Past performances include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, the title role of Mozart’s Zaide, Bellezza in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, and Fanny in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio.

Brandon Cedel will enter his first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Program in the 2013–14 season and will make his Met stage debut as a Watchman in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. He has performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera, Music Academy of the West, and the Chautauqua Institution. Future engagements include Opera Orchestra of New York, Wolf Trap Opera Company, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Glyndebourne Festival.

Bradley Moore is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and has been an assistant conductor at the Met since the 2001–02 season. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic, accompanied soprano Renée Fleming and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, made several media appearances with violinist Joshua Bell, and appeared in recital with clarinetist Julian Bliss and singers including Ms. Fleming, Christine Goerke, Alice Coote, Eric Owens, Eric Cutler, and Denyce Graves. He has also worked as assistant conductor, coach, and recitative accompanist at the Salzburg Festival, Bastille Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Colorado, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Anchorage Opera.


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