Opening Night with Sylvia D'Eramo
Symphony No. 35, K.385, "Haffner"
"Ah! perfido" Op. 65*
Song to the Moon, from "Rusalka"*
Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Returning to the stage of the UT Tyler Cowan Center for the first time in over a year, Richard Lee and the ETSO kick off the new season with special guest, Tylerite and soprano Sylvia D'Eramo. The program features works by Beethoven and Dvořák, including the latter's "New World" Symphony.
Concert sponsored in part by Rachel and Robert Cammack and Margaret and James Perkins, with additional support from Robert Bailes.
This season, soprano Sylvia D’Eramo returns to the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Originally scheduled to make her mainstage debut as Diane in theMetropolitan Opera’s cancelled production of Iphigénie en Tauride, she will instead debut as Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. Additionally, she makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, performing Kitty/Vanessa in Kevin Puts’ The Hours, and returns to Santa Fe Opera as a principal artist to make her role debut as Micaëla in Carmen. Last season she joined the Lindemann Young Artist Program for her inaugural season, and in the summer of 2021 she made her role debut as Mimì in La bohème, conducted by James Gaffigan, with the Verbier Festival in Switzerland where she was also awarded the Thierry Mermod top singer prize.
During the 2019-2020 COVID-affected season, Ms. D’Eramo trained with the Los Angeles Opera as a member of its Young Artist Program where she debuted as Fosforo and an Euretti in Landi’s La morte d’Orfeo and covered Mimì in la bohème. She also made her company and role debut with Lyric Opera Kansas City as Musetta in La bohème. In the summer of 2020, she was to become an inaugural member of the Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS program, led by Renée Fleming and Patrick Summer, singing the role of Rosasharn in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath (cancelled due to COVID-19). She was also slated to join the Britt Festival Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, conducted by Teddy Abrams (cancelled).
For the 2018-2019 season, she joined the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera, where she appeared in the Rising Stars Concert, and covered Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Adele in Die Fledermaus. In May of 2019 Ms. D’Eramo joined the Glenn Falls Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, then returned to Santa Fe Opera for her second year as an Apprentice, where she covered Mimi in La bohème, and sang Barena in Jenůfa.
Previously, Sylvia joined Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, singing Cugina in Madama Butterfly, and performed Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, both with Yale Opera. In concert, she joined the Marvin Concert Series in her home state of Texas for Verdi’s Requiem, and Yale Philharmonia for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Maestro Marin Alsop.
In 2017, Sylvia appeared as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Yale Opera. Ms. D’Eramo can be heard on Albany Record’s 2017 recording of The Crucible by Robert Ward, singing the role of Abigail Williams. She a 2019 MONC National Semifinalist, and has received awards from the Giulio Gari Foundation, The Jensen Foundation, The Santa Fe Opera, The Career Bridges Foundation, The Yale School of Music and the Verbier Festival.