FESTIVAL OPENER: Storm Large sings music of Kurt Weill in the Princeton Festival’s first appearance of the season at Morven on Friday, June 10. (Photo by Laura Domela)
Vocalist Storm Large opens the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)’s all-new Princeton Festival on Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m., in a tent on the grounds of Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street.
Large sings the dual Anna role in Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins in a concert performance of the work with the PSO. On Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m., the Festival continues with the opening performances of the comedic, fully staged opera double bill consisting of Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Impresario. All three vocal works are sung in English with English titles.
The Seven Deadly Sins features songs tracing the movements and actions of two Annas, a pragmatic singer and a passionate, impulsive dancer, through seven U.S. cities in which they encounter sinful temptations. Paired with this work is Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, for which the composer arranged and orchestrated the music from Bizet’s eponymous opera for strings and percussion.
Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts the performance. “I love Kurt Weill’s deeply original music — sensual, inventive, violent at moments,” he said. “Storm Large is perfectly at home with the style of this music requiring not just extraordinary vocal skills, but also an amazing stage presence.” more