Graduate Recital: Anna O'Connell (DMA), Soprano and Triple Harp

Anna O'Connell, Historical Performance Practice
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7:30 PM (ET)

Slaying the Dragon: Songs of Faith, Hope, and Love
Maltz Performing Arts Center Livestream


Program translations and notes

La mort de Didon
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667-1737)

Addi Liu, Violin
Rosemary Heredos, Flute
Sarah Coffman, Cello
Peter Bennett, Harpsichord

Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanna
Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665)

Anna O’Connell, Soprano and Triple Harp

Scene from of Die schöne und getreue Ariadne (Act 2, Scene 9)
Johann Georg Conradi (1645-1699)

Ariadne: Anna O’Connell, Soprano
Evanthes: Madelaine Matej, Soprano
Theseus: Mark Laseter, Tenor
Alan Choo, Violin
Guillermo Salas-Suárez, Violin
Jonathan Goya, Viola
Jane Leggiero, Cello Solo
Sarah Coffman, Cello
Peter Bennett, Harpsichord

~ pause ~

“Flow My Tears” | “All the Day” | “Time Stands Still”
John Dowland (1563-1626)

Anna O’Connell, Soprano and Triple Harp

“Paraninfos celestes…Rompa de la batalla”
Ignacio de Jerusalem (1707-1769)

Guillermo Salas-Suárez, Violin
Alan Choo, Violin
Sarah Coffman, Cello
Peter Bennett, Harpsichord

Anna O’Connell, soprano, studies with Ellen Hargis and Dina Kuznetsova as a DMA student in the Historical Performance Practice program. Formerly Director of Music for the Catholic Campus Ministry at Cornell University, she also conducted the ecumenical Anabel Taylor Chapel Choir, now in its fifth year, which specializes in sacred music from the renaissance to the present day. As a vocalist, O’Connell is sought after for faith-based services, and ensembles specializing in early music. She recently co-founded an ensemble, Gothic Fire, that features voices, harp, and medieval bowed instruments. O’Connell studied conducting at the University of Southern California, and music education at Providence College. She has appeared as a vocal soloist with Maui Chamber Orchestra, the Cornell University Orchestra, the Ithaca College Symphonia and more. An avid traveler, she has sung in the Vatican, at the Great Wall of China, on the top of Haleakela Mountain in Maui, in the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston, and in Krakow at the 2016 World Youth Day celebration. O’Connell is also a harpist, performing in folk, popular, classical, and now, gothic and baroque styles.