NEW BEDFORD – On August 26 at 6 p.m., the Seaglass Theater Company will present “The Lure of the Sea,” a concert of classical vocal repertoire that highlights the relationship of fishermen and women to the sea. Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet and La Marina by Emilio Arrieta, as well as Spanish Sea Songs. The show will take place at historic Seamen’s Bethel in New Bedford.
“After presenting 36 virtual programs during the pandemic, we are delighted to return to live performances with our production of The Lure of the Sea. Seamen’s Bethel, with its historic connection to the fishing and whaling industry, is an ideal concert venue. From romantic French opera to a thrilling Spanish zarzuela rarely performed in the United States, to an original composition by Thatcher Harrison, this concert is sure to be an enjoyable evening. said the artistic director of the Seaglass Theater Company, Patrice Tiedemann.
This concert is a partnership between Seaglass Theater Company and DATMA as part of its Water 2021 season. Four internationally renowned artists have been invited by DATMA to present works that will celebrate the essence of water and the traditional but changing relationship of human beings with her, in addition to extensive programming with partner organizations such as The Fishing Heritage Center, South Coast Surface Design and Seaglass Theater Company.
This performance is funded in part by a grant from the Helen Ellis Charitable Trust and local cultural councils of Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Mattapoisett and Dartmouth, agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Tickets cost $ 25 and can be purchased in advance at www.eventbrite.com
Tickets can also be purchased by cash, credit card or check on the day of the concert at the concert hall half an hour before the performance. For more information, please visit www.seaglasstheater.com
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Argentine-American soprano Jennifer Jaroslavsky, was recently performed as soprano soloist under the baton of Maestro Rosenmeyer in Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Fairfield County Choir and with the City Lyric Opera in their inaugural masquerade of the season. 2020-2021.
With the Boston University Opera Institute, she sang the role of Violetta in Act 1 of La Traviata and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen by Janáček. She made her Israeli debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Israeli Sinfonietta, returned to Opera del West to sing the title role in Massenet’s Cinderella, and premiered the role of Lolita and reprized Juana in In the ardent oscuridad of Omar Najmi.
On the concert stage, she joined the Boston University Symphonic Chorus for her Boston Symphony Hall debut as a soprano soloist in Haydn’s Creation.
Jaroslavsky holds a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston University. https://jenniferjaroslavsky.com/
FRAN DANIEL LAUCERICA-TENOR
Cuban-American tenor Fran Daniel Laucerica has performed as tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with the Lexington Symphony Orchestra, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with the Boston Conservatory and as a studio artist at the Wolf Trap Opera. For the Wolf Trap 2021 season, Laucerica will reprise the roles of Count Barigoule in Viardot’s Cinderella and Satyavan in Holst’s Savitri.
Mr. Laucerica holds a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University in Voice and Opera and most recently received his Masters of Music from the Boston Conservatory. https://www.frandaniellaucerica.com/
Baritone Omar Rodriguez has been a featured soloist in opera, oratorio and recital performances across the United States. Recent roles include Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Les nozze di Figaro, Papageno in The Magic Flute and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte.
Rodriguez has had the honor of performing as a soloist at venues such as Carnegie Hall, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Votivkirche in Vienna, and the Salzburg Residenz Palast.
He holds a BM in vocal performance from California State University Fullerton and an MM in vocal performance from Boston University. He is a founding member and artistic director of the Latinx Artist Society in Opera (LASO). https://www.omarrodriguezbaritone.com/
From his stage debut at the age of five, Thatcher has maintained a stable performance schedule that has seen him entertain audiences from concert halls to cafes. He has appeared on various television and radio shows, including NPR’s From The Top. In 2020, he won first place in several competitions, including the Atlanta Festival Academy, the Quebec International Music Competition and the Boston GuitarFest Competitions. In 2018, he performed at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards.
Thatcher is currently studying for his Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He studies with Eliot Fisk and Jérôme Mouffe, and he also studies privately with flamenco virtuoso Grisha Goryachev and classical guitar virtuoso Scott Borg. https://thatcherharrison.com/
An accomplished pianist, Angela Gooch has spent much of her career as an opera soprano. From Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito to Verdi’s Ernani, she has performed and covered a variety of roles in operas including Der Freischütz, Fidelio, The Bartered Bride, Candide, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Le Grande Duchess of Gérolstein , the world premiere of Zhou Long’s Madame WhiteSnake and the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera The Crucible by Robert Ward.
She has served as Music Director / Conductor for Birmingham Summerfest, Birmingham Children’s Theater, Walnut Hill School and the Opera Theater of Weston, where she recently conducted the music for the East Coast Opera House premiere by Nolan Gasser, The Secret Garden.
Gooch has performed with the Tanglewood Festival, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, as an artist of the Monadnock Festival and with The Florestan Project. She has also appeared as a featured performer at international venues including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the United States Presidential Yacht, the USS Sequoia and in Italy at Casa Verdi.
She was honored by the NFAA and named in Who’s Who Among American Teachers as one of the most distinguished art teachers.
ABOUT THE SEEAGLASS THEATER COMPANY
Founded in 2016 by Patrice Tiedemann and Dr Matthew Larson, Seaglass Theater Company presents creatively staged programs from opera, musical theater and beyond. Their mission is to bring the best classics to New England while inspiring community engagement and conversation. www.seaglasstheater.com