‘Highlights of the Most Beloved Operetta, Broadway, Opera, and More' at GWL library

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:31

Greenwood Lake — Performance Showcase is presenting “Highlights of the Most Beloved Operetta, Broadway, Opera, and More” with singer Anne Tormela on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Greenwood Lake Public Library. A native New Yorker, Tormela specializes in bel-canto, operatic and early music style. Last fall she made her debut performance as Mamette in Anton Coppola’s world premiere of “La Coupe et les Lèvres” and performed with Opera Tampa. In August, Tormela performed the role of Lauretta at the Altamura Music Festival’s production of “Gianni Schicchi.” Tormela is an accomplished concert recitalist and has performed in Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Israel, and the United States. She made her debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to perform a solo recital in their fall concert series in Bellagio, Italy. In Germany she made her concert debut at Thronsaal auf Schlo§ in Schwerin; Stidtstheater,Wohnstift Augustinum in Bad Neuenahr, and Kammermusiksaal der Stadthalle Mülheim in Mülheim an der Ruhr. In 2004 and 2005 she was a two-time recipient of a full scholarship to perform at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel. This past December she was invited to perform excerpts of Zerbinetta and Sophie in the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s “Spinning Strauss” Master Class taught by Metropolitan Opera star Jane Marsh. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta Orchestra and in December 2008 toured the United States as a soloist with The Sigmund Romberg orchestra’s program “A Viennese Christmas.” Seating is limited and registration is required; call 477-8377.