“A Grand Night for Singing” at the Tabor Opera House presents songs and stories from grand opera and musical theatre — including Tosca, La Traviata, and Leadville’s own story, The Ballad of Baby Doe — on Friday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Opera stars Jill and Jake Gardner will be accompanied by pianist Andrew Bisantz.
Recognized as a “lyrico spinto, Puccini girl through and through,” American soprano Jill Gardner has received critical acclaim for her many portrayals of the leading ladies of the verismo repertoire as well as contemporary heroines. With more than 50 performances of her signature role of Tosca, she has appeared in opera companies across the United States.
Bass-baritone Jake Gardner remains one of the opera world’s most sought-after singing actors. Having sung a decade as principal baritone with Oper der Stadt Köln under the baton of James Conlon, Gardner has a long career performing with major opera companies and orchestras worldwide.
Andrew Bisantz is an American conductor acknowledged for his passionate and commanding leadership from the podium. He is building an impressive roster of credits at leading national orchestras and opera companies throughout the country.
“I am so excited to bring this talent to Leadville,” said curator Scott Carroll of the “High Notes: Music and Theatre in the Mountains” series. “Not only are these individuals captivating and brilliant performers, they are dear friends and colleagues whom I hold so close. This concert is a dream come true.”
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show. Tickets are available online at TaborOperaHouse.net and at the box office, 308 Harrison Ave., Leadville.