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ASPS is pleased to continue its 2011 master class series with a look at the Spanish Art Song with guest artist, Anna Bartos on November 19th from 1-5pm.
Singers interested in participating should contact Blair Boone or Cristie Strongman for consideration.
Anna Bartos, soprano, has sung leading roles such as Pamina, Manon, Lucia, Leila, Adele and The Mother in Carry Nation with Opera de Mexico, The Los Angeles Opera, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Brooklyn Lyric Opera and Reimann Opera Theatre in New York City. She also appeared as Flora in the West Coast premiere of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, directed by Lotfi Mansouri and Jan Popper.
Ms. Bartos, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has concertized throughout the U. S., Canada, Russia, and on national tours of Mexico, sponsored OPIC, and the Dominican Republic, as an artist in residence, at Altos de Chavon and the National Theatre, sponsored by Gulf and Western. She has appeared on Robert Sherman’s The Listening Room, Andre Bernard’s Around New York, and on radio and TV in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a featured artist at festivals including the Leningrad Musical Spring International Festival in Russia, The Performing Arts of Asia and Mexico Festivals at Lincoln Center, and the Franco-Italian Festival at Carnegie Hall. As soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leningrad Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Guadalajara, and the NYU Chamber Music Society at Merkin Concert Hall, among others, she has performed the Faure Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos, Ravel’s Sheherazade, The Vespers of 1610 by Monteverdi, and the West Coast premiere of Britten’s Cantata Academica Carmen Basiliense.
Renowned, especially, for her bel canto roles, and her poignant and dramatic interpretations of Spanish and Latin American music, Anna Bartos received a grant from the Spanish Consulate in New York City and the non-profit sponsorship of the New York Foundation for the Arts for her original one-woman musical drama, La maja olvidada, about Francisco Goya. Her recordings include Cantares for Soprano and Guitar and You Must Remember This II with Gregg Nestor, and Mostly Spanish with The Ensemble ALMA, founded in 1998, which she directs. ALMA presents concerts of over four centuries of classical and folk music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America for voice, piano, flute, guitar and other instruments, as well as an international repertoire. It also offers lecture-recitals*, master classes and multi-media events. The Ensemble made its Merkin Concert Hall debut in 2006, and has also performed at theatres, colleges and universities in New York and throughout the U. S.
Anna Bartos, who holds an M. A. in Vocal Performance, is an Adjunct Instructor and Lecturer at New York University, a lecture-recitalist at college and other conferences, a published writer, composer and arranger and actress who has appeared and sung in several independent films. She maintains a vocal studio in Manhattan and is the director and producer of Next Step, Carnegie Hall! which presents singers and actors in showcases in New York City.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.