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Glimmerglass 2016Writing and Singing - Singing and Writing: August at Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York found Patrice performing three of her songs from The Long View, A Portrait Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Song.  Pianist/coach Sahar Nouri shared the stage with Patrice, Glimmerglass Young Artists and Notorious RBG herself, who gave her 4th annual presentation on Opera And The Law for a sold-out house.  Filming for an upcoming CNN documentary included interviews and informal chat with members of the ensemble and RBG, and a really good time was had by all! (Photo by Carli Kadel)

Patrice is a featured composer on Cedille Record's new SPOTIFY Playlist Of The Month!  This month's theme is Chicago Composers, so Patrice will be heard singing "Anita's Story," her own composition on INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song.  The playlist includes a wide variety of new and newer music by a wonderful variety of Chicago composers.  Check it out here

Critical Acclaim

"Technically she wants for nothing and is especially impressive tossing off difficult trills and other ornaments. The voice itself is quite lovely, delightfully sweet and pure. Moreover, it's identifiable." (American Record Guide)

 

Listen to the May 1 broadcast

2013 ChicagoPresents 620

Jim Ginsburg, award-winning founder, president, and producer of Cedille Records, hosts this program. In addition to presenting great music by Chicago’s top artists, he gives listeners a behind-the-scenes view of Cedille's process, including backstage stories of artists and recording sessions.

In May, the program surveys vocal recordings on Cedille. The May 1 broadcast is devoted to the artistry of soprano Patrice Michaels, who appears on 13 Cedille CDs, 10 of which are sampled on the show.

Visit the WFMT page devoted to Cedille Chicago Presents, including podcasts of past episodes.

Playlist for May 1, 2013: Soprano Patrice Michaels

Six Elizabethan Songs (1958)
Hymn (3:46)
From  20th Century Baroque
Cedille Records CDR 90000 011 (Track 16)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Rembrandt Chamber Players

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873–1943)
The Muse, Op. 34, No. 1 (3:41)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 17)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
Cantata: All‘ombra di sospetto, RV178
Aria: Mentiti contenti (3:47)
From A Vivaldi Concert
Cedille Records CDR 90000 025 (Track 11)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Baroque Ensemble

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
Letters from Composers
Johann Sebastian Bach (3:39)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Track 4)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Jeffrey Kust, guitar

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
The Medium
Monica’s Waltz (5:22)
From Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium
Cedille Records CDR 90000 034 (Tracks 24–25)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor

MARIA SZYMANOWSKA (1789–1831)
Ballade (3:31)
From Songs of the Classical Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 049 (Track 24)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
David Schrader, fortepiano

 

LILI BOULANGER (1893–1918)
Clairieres dans le ciel
I. Elle était descendue au bas de la prairie (2:00)
From Clearings in the Sky
Cedille Records CDR 90000 054 (Track 9)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Rebecca Rollins, piano

VINCENZO RIGHINI (1756–1812)
"Per pietà, deh, ricercate" from L’incontro inaspettato (1785) (4:50)
From Divas from Mozart’s Day
Cedille Records CDR 90000 064 (Track 2)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Peter Van De Graaff, bass-baritone
Classical Arts Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, conductor

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
Les Illuminations
IIIb. Antique (1:55)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Track 15)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE (1892–1983)
L’autre jour en m’y promenant (2:22)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Track 24)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Chamber Musicians

JOHN HARMON (b. 1935)
Light Feet (2002) (3:34)
From American Songs
Cedille Records CDR 90000 091 (Track 27)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano

 

 

  • "A formidable interpretative talent” (The New Yorker ) with “a voice that is light, rich and flexible” (Opera News ), Ms. Michaels sings the concert and operatic repertoire, and presents four marvelously unique and entertaining dramatic concerts. She is recorded on over two dozen critically acclaimed discs for Cedille, Albany and other labels. Patrice is in demand as a master clinician, and serves as Director of Vocal Studies at The University of Chicago. (full bio)

     
  • Patrice is composing a song cycle titled The Long View, which will premier at the Second Circuit Bench/Bar meeting in May as the semi-annual special featured event. The subject of the song cycle is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as depicted through the words of a variety of individuals who’ve known this incredible woman in varied ways throughout her eight decades. “Anita’s Story,” released as a single song on the INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song CD last year, is included in this musical tribute, which will be sung by Patrice at the premier, collaborating with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang.

     
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