Special Report. July 24, 2017, BLOWING ROCK, NC — Bass-Baritone Evan Adair brings his considerable vocal gifts to the community in the next recital at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock on Saturday afternoon, July 29th, at 4 pm in the nave of the church.
Adair is a second year Master’s student studying Vocal Performance under the direction of Dr. Joseph Amaya. He completed his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at UNC-Chapel Hill. Originally from Raleigh, Evan’s performance career has taken off with productions in Canada, Italy, and throughout the east coast of the U.S. Recent roles include Uberto in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Frank Murrant in Weill’s American opera Street Scene, Kecal in ASU’s 2016 production of Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, and the comic role, Papageno, in the 2017 production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Adair has chosen a varied program of art songs and operatic arias for this performance, including arias from Handel’s Orlando, Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Art songs include Deux epigrammes de Clément Marot by Ravel, three songs from Franz Schubert’s Wintereisse [Winter Journey], three Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and from Nightsongs by Leslie Adams – Prayer, Drums of Tragedy, Since You Went Away, and Night Song.
St. Mary of the Hills sponsors Saturday afternoon recitals by faculty and students from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University each month from May through September as a gift to the larger Watauga County community. The church is located on Main Street in Blowing Rock. For more information, please call the church office at 828.295.7323, or visit MusicfromStMaryoftheHills on Facebook.