Friends of the Arts Performance - Leslie McBride, Lullabies & Dreams
Join us for a New Year’s evening of music to calm your spirit and soothe your soul, with vocalist Leslie McBride accompanied by Maria Heger, piano.
As a member of the New York City Opera for six years, Leslie has appeared in over 50 productions, with principle roles in several, including La Cucina in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and Young Tree in the “Live from Lincoln Center” telecast of Britten’s Paul Bunyan. She has performed the title roles of Pamina in the Mozart Opera Project’s production of The Magic Flute and Mabel in the North Shore Chamber Choir’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Ms. McBride has also been a featured soprano soloist with many concert groups throughout New York City and Long Island, performing such works as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Faure’s Requiem. She has made regular appearances with the Brookhaven Choral Festival’s July 4th Celebration at the Brookhaven Amphitheater. Ms. McBride studied vocal performance at the Mannes College of Music in New York, NY, where she earned her Master’s degree. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Binghamton University. She resides in Manorville, New York, where she maintains a private voice studio. Her website is www.SopraNotes.com.
Maria Heger, Piano Ms. Heger, Accompanist, is a graduate of the Vienna Academy of Music where she studied under Dr. Joseph Dichler and assisted in the vocal studio of Tino Pattiera. There, she accompanied such greats as Paul Schoeffler, Max Lorenz, and James McCraken. Ms. Heger has performed widely in New York and Long Island. She has also been the accompanist at several of the master classes given by the Metropolitan Opera soprano Eleanor Steber.
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