The summer 2013 performance was a somewhat different affair, featuring a collection of operatic arias and choruses rather than any single major work.
The former included Che faro from Gluck’s Orfeo, Song to the Moon from Dvorak’s Rusulka, O mio babbino caro from Puccini’s Gianni Schicci, Porgi Amor from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Dido’s Lament from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Una furtiva lagrima from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. The soloists were Rachel Marsh (soprano), Olivia Gomez (alto), Ben Tomlin (baritone) and LCCS’ own Sarah Fisher (soprano) and Rhys Batt (tenor); Rhys had been awarded the Society’s inaugural student scholarship that same year.
The operatic choruses included Wagner’s Pilgrim’s Chorus (Tannhauser), the Polotsvian Dances from Prince Igor (Borodin) , Puccini’s Coro a bocca chiusa (Madme Butterfly) and Verdi’s Va, pensiero (Nabucco) and Coro di zingari (Il trovatore).
The Society’s own regular accompanists (Harriet Jenkins and Phillip May) played piano.