Season Recital 4

Tracy Dahl Coloratura Soprano | Shannon Hiebert Piano

Tracy Dahl coloratura soprano Shannon Hiebert piano

Sunday, January 26, 2020
7:30 PM

Concert Review
Tracy Dahl delights Muttart Hall with entertaining tales and towering song
Mark Morris
Edmonton Journal
January 27, 2020

Muttart Hall | MacEwan Conservatory of Music
10050 MacDonald Drive NW   Edmonton, AB
Parking info: Alberta College lot  |  Chateau Lacombe

$35 Adult | $25 Senior [60+]  |  $10 Student
Buy single tickets online:
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Tickets are also available at the door.

Tracy Dahl has appeared in the great opera houses of Europe and North America. Highly regarded as Canada’s premier coloratura soprano, she has been lauded for her silvery tone, her vocal agility and her acting prowess. She is renowned for her operatic leading roles and recently played Despina in Cosi fan Tutti with the Canadian Opera Company and the Santa Fe Opera. In 2017, Ms. Dahl was awarded the Order of Canada for her performing career and her work mentoring and teaching the next generation of singers.

Shannon Hiebert has performed with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, and Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre. She has toured with Broadway Across Canada in productions of Mamma Mia, Spamalot, Wicked, and Book of Mormon. In 2009 she joined the Toronto company of Jersey Boys. Shannon is currently Director of the University of Alberta Opera Ensemble. She has served on the faculties of the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, University of Alberta, Opera NUOVA, Calgary Opera’s Artist Program, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI), and Cantilon Choirs.


Nature, the Gentlest Mother
Aaron Copland (1900-1990) / Emily Dickinson

Das Veilchen (The Violet), K. 476
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  (1756-1791) / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Die Rose (The Rose), D. 745
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) / Friedrich von Schlegel

Epheu (Ivy)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) / Felix Dahn

Ich wollt’ein Straüslein binden (I meant to bring you a posy)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) / Clemens Wenzeslaus Brentano

Selections from Fiançailles pour Rire (Engagements for laughter)
Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (1899-1963) / Louise de Vilmorin

Dans l’herbe (In the grass)
Il vole
(Stealing away)
Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant
(My corpse is as soft as a glove)

Vanne, o rosa fortunata (Go, fortunate rose)
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) / Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi

La Pastorella delle Alpi (The Alpine Shepherdess)
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) / Conte Carlo Pepoli


Late Summer
Tom Cipullo (b. 1956 )

Crickets / William Heyen
…Summer into Autumn Slips / Emily Dickinson
Touch Me / Stanley Kunitz

A Sarah Binks Songbook
John Greer (b. 1954) / Paul Hiebert A.K.A. Sarah Binks

Reflections While Translating Heine (Fantasia on a Theme of R. Schumann)
Hi Sooky, Ho Sooky (Valse Serenata)
The Song of the Chore (Canzone Rustica)
Elegy to a Calf (Lamento Pastorello)
Square Dance (Hoe Down)

Master Class
The Edmonton Recital Society, together with the University of Alberta, invites the public to attend a free master class led by Tracy Dahl. Participants will be accompanied by Shannon Hiebert.

Monday, January 27, 2020  12 to 2 PM
Room 2-7
Fine Arts Bldg  |  University of Alberta