Sondra Radvanovsky in recital Dec 4th



“Stupendous”… “flawless…technical command”… a true inheritor to the Callas approach” – New York Times


The stunning voice and captivating stage presence of Sondra Radvanovsky come to Toronto’s Koerner Hall when Svetlana Dvoretsky/Show One Productions presents the internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Opera soprano in a rare and intimate recital performance for her hometown audience, Friday, December 4, 8 p.m.  Information is at

At the piano will be her longtime collaborator Anthony Manoli, a sought-after recitalist with prominent singers and highly regarded coach.

In an eclectic program sung in five languages, Radvanovsky lends her rich vibrato and expressive timbre to sumptuous operatic arias by Vivaldi, Giordano and Dvorak and the intimate art songs of Bellini, Liszt, Richard Strauss and Samuel Barber.

Tickets, $55-$125, are available by calling 416-408-0208; or visiting the Koerner Hall box office, 273 Bloor Street W., or online at (or directly at

It was Svetlana Dvoretsky/Show One Productions who introduced Radvanovsky to Toronto audiences in her Canadian debut, in 2010.  She joined baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in operatic arias and duets by Verdi and other composers under the baton of Constantine Orbelian. December 4 marks Radvanovsky’s second appearance under the Show One banner.  (Show One will present Hvorostovsky in recital on February 21, 2016, 7 p.m., also at Koerner Hall.)

“Stupendous”… “flawless…technical command”… a true inheritor to the Callas approach” – the New York Times’ Anthony Tommasini’s assessments were just some of the superlatives showered on Sondra Radvanovsky in her Metropolitan Opera debut as Anna Bolena in September.  It was the first of Donizetti’s three Tudor queens she will portray at the Met this season – a feat accomplished by only a few, legendary sopranos.

Based in the Toronto area, Sondra Radvanovsky is adored by fans and critics around the world for the sincerity and intensity of her performances.

The exquisite depth and color of her voice are matched by her artistry and versatility across a remarkable range of repertoire, and she is one of the world’s leading interpreters of both the Verdi heroines and the bel canto roles of Bellini and Donizetti.  Besides her regular Metropolitan Opera appearances, she has performed in most of the world’s leading opera houses – among them the Royal Opera House, Paris Opera and Teatro alla Scala. On the concert stage, she has appeared internationally with such renowned conductors as James Levine, David Zinman, James Conlon and Zubin Mehta.

Pianist and Coach Anthony V. Manoli has worked with some of the world’s leading opera companies and conductors.  As a sought after collaborator, he has worked with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Rockwell Blake and Edita Gruberova, among other singers, appearing frequently in recitals around the planet.  Manoli coaches for the Young Artists Programs at the Washington Opera and the Los Angeles Opera.  He is also a faculty member of the Mannes College of Music in New York City, where he lives and maintains an active coaching studio.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in Recital
With Anthony Manoli, piano
Friday, December 4, 2015, 8 p.m. at Koerner Hall
Antonio Vivaldi: Sposa son disprezzata, from Bajazet
Vincenzo Bellini: Three songs (Per pieta, bell’idol moi; La Ricordanza; Ma rendi pur contento)
Richard Strauss: Four songs (Allerseelen, Befreit, Morgen, Heimliche Aufforderung)
Antonin Dvořák: Song to the Moon, from Rusalka
Franz Liszt: Three songs (S’il est un charmant gazon; Enfant, si j’étais roi; Oh! Quand je dors)
Samuel Barber: Selections from Hermit Songs (At Saint Patrick’s Purgatory, St. Ita’s Vision, The Crucifixion, The Monk and His Cat, The Desire for Hermitage)
Umberto Giordano: La Mamma Morta, from Andrea Chénier

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