44. Talk About Another World. [Marnie Breckenridge.]


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Marnie Breckenridge is an American soprano whose repertoire extends from the baroque to the bel canto to the modern. She’s also worked as an actor and a voice-over artist on television. She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the soprano solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass last spring. She’ll be the vocal lead in Jacqueline, a new opera about cellist Jacqueline du Pré, when it debuts here in Toronto at Tapestry Opera later this month.

Marnie and Michael talk about breaking expectations, long bus rides, car crashes, compositional techniques, and what makes contemporary classical music so exciting and important.

Marnie’s five songs.

Just a Piece of Sky by Barbra Streisand (from Yentl).
I Still Believe by The Call.
Cold by Annie Lennox.
Final trio from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss.
Orphée Suite IV: Orphée and the Princess by Philip Glass.

Show Notes.

Jacqueline at Tapestry Opera, Feb 19–23, 2020.

Marnie’s website (includes videos of performances, such as “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide, in a performance inspired by Marilyn Monroe).

Dog Days, an opera by David T. Little.

Jersualem by Thomas Schoenberger with Marnie Breckenridge.

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