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Stars of Lyric Opera To Perform at Fermilab

The Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab, along with the Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago is proud to present two of the stars of Lyric Opera, Andrea Silvestrelli, Basso-Baritone and Soprano Teresa Cullen to Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium to present a recital of works by Mahler, Ravel, Tosti, and others on Wednesday evening, February 8 beginning at 8 p.m. Program subject to change.

Andrea Silvestrelli, an internationally renowned bass-baritone, made his debut in 1989 at Jesi (Ancona) in Macbeth and soon thereafter appeared in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna, and the Teatro dell’Opera, Rome. Since then, he has sung at the most important opera houses in the world, including La Scala (Milan), the Bastille (Paris), Covent Garden (London), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Sydney Opera House, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, working with conductors such as Muti, Mehta, Abbado, Kuhn, Bychkov, and Chung. He has also recorded Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Muti and performed at La Scala, Milan. (Capitol, 1994). Last season, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, he interpreted the roles of Fasolt in Das Rheingold and of Hagen in Götterdämmerung from the Wagner cycle. In last year’s season at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, he interpreted the role of the Commendatore in Don Giovanni by Mozart.

Ms. Cullen, known for her interpretive capabilities and vocal beauty, made her European debut at Teatro alla Scala (Milan) singing Marina in Luciano Berio’s World Premiere of Utis. With her portrayal of Dorabella in the Cosi Fan Tutte production under the direction of the late internationally acclaimed director Giorgio Strehler, she became well known to the European critics and public. She also performed Dorabella at Piccolo Teatro di Milano, in Reggio Emilia, in Modena, Rouen (France) in Santander and Perelada (Spain), in Wiesbaden (Germany) and Tokyo. While a member of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Ms. Cullen performed the title role in Carmen (Bizet), Conception (L’Heure Espagnole,) and Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte). Main season productions included roles in La Traviata, Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Elektra, Don Quichotte and Mc Teague (Bolcom).

The Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab was created to culturally involve the Italian community at Fermilab, as well as to promote Italian cultural, artistic, and musical activities within the local U.S. Community.

Tickets for Andrea Silvestrelli & Teresa Cullen in Recital are just $15. For further information or telephone reservations, call 630/840-ARTS (2787) weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Ramsey Auditorium is located in Wilson Hall, the hi-rise building on the Fermilab campus. At this time Fermilab is accessible to the public both from the west by turning east on Pine Street from Kirk Road, just north of I88; or by turning west on Batavia Road from Rte. 59 in Warrenville. Our address is simply Kirk Rd. & Pine Street, Batavia.


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