Thursday, March 31, 2011

Martin Ng Recital - Monteverdi to Mascagni

After playing numerous roles in SLO productions, baritone Martin Ng takes centrestage this time in a solo recital organised by the Young Musician's Society, which promises to be a comprehensive survey of Italian art songs through the ages. More details below:



Date: 28 April 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio

YMS’ after8 series puts the spotlight on the bass, a voice part seldom heard in solo recital.

Martin Ng presents an all-Italian recital tracing the Italianate school of solo singing from the early 17th century to 20th century. He follows the emergence of solo voice from polyphony, through the ‘recitar cantando’ movement of Monteverdi and his peers, the baroque, bel canto and Romantic eras, and ending with the post-Romantic verismo works of Leoncavallo and Mascagni. Represented in his repertoire are seminal Italian composers (and operanistas) Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini, who were nevertheless little known as writers of the chamber solo song.

Trained at the Conservatorio Statale di Music “dall’ Abaco” in Verona and the Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg, Singaporean Martin Ng is currently based in Verona, Italy, where he has sung various roles in operas by Italian masters Puccini and Verdi. He has also performed as bass soloist for works such as Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, and Rossini’s Petit Messe Solennelle.

Martin will be accompanied by Shane Thio.


Amarilli - Giulio Caccini
Amor ch'attendi - Giulio Caccini
Perchè se m'odiavi - Claudio Monteverdi

Intorno all'idol mio - Antonio Cesti
Già il sole dal Gange - Alessandro Scarlatti
Selve amiche - Antonio Caldara

Sol da te - Antonio Vivaldi
Orribile lo scempio - Antonio Vivaldi
Lungi da caro bene - Giuseppe Sarti

Chi m'ascolta il canto usato - Gioacchino Rossini
Vaga luna ch'inargenti - Vincenzo Bellini
Il zeffiro - Vincenzo Bellini

Leonora - Gaetano Donizetti
Il poveretto - Giuseppe Verdi
Dimenticar ben mio - Amilcare Ponchielli

Sole e amore - Giacomo Puccini
E l'uccellino - Giacomo Puccini
Lasciati amar - Ruggero Leoncavallo
Serenata - Pietro Mascagni
Check out the Events Page for ticketing details.

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