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Jeffrey Hill and Richard Ollarsaba

May 31, 2014 – Jun 1, 2014
Past Event
Historic Asolo Theater

“Opera and and More!”

Jeffrey Hill, tenor
Richard Ollarsaba, bass-baritone
Lee Dougherty Ross
, piano

Solos and duets from operas including Carmen, Baby Doe, La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers – with popular songs from My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Aspects of Love, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and more…

Tenor Jeffrey Hills, according to the press is “a born entertainer” (Los Angeles Times) and “a force to be reckoned with, [a voice] that sounds effortless but absoultely commands the listener’s attention. Jeffrey recently sang three performances at Carnegie Hall, debuting in January with Warren Jones, returning in March in Mozart’s Zaïde, and again in April with Dawn Upshaw premiering a new work.

Bass-baritone Richard Ollarsaba holds a Master of Music degree and has performed in many operas and summer festivals. While at the Tanglewood Music Center, he took part in the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Festival. For the Anniversary Gala, he performed as the bass soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, which was nationally broadcast on PBS “Great Performances” series.