September 29th 2018, 7pm, tredyffrin public library

Nuit à l'Opéra
Come and listen to well known opera arias, explained in the context of the story. An entertaining evening for adults and children !
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Les Plus Beaux Airs d’Opéra

 

Join us on september 29th 2018   – 7pm
Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Rd, wayne

 

This event is proudly sponsored by

 

Une Nuit à l’Opéra

PhilaFLAM is excited to invite you to its first Nuit à l’Opéra
With prestigious opera singers and musicians, and a wonderful program with a French flair!

ONLINE TICKETS: (+$5 at the venue)
$15 ADULT   –   $10 CHILD    –  $40 FAMILY

MakING a Donation

All benefits will support the programs of PhilaFLAM, a non-profit dedicated to the bilingual children in the Philadelphia area and Princeton.

Donations to our beloved Tredyffrin library who has kindly offered to host our event are encouraged and will be possible during the event!

The artists

Lisa Willson DeNolfo

Founder of Willson Vocal Academy
After receiving her Masters in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, she joined the Juilliard Opera Center and then moved to Philadelphia to begin her studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts.  She was greatly influenced by the tutelage of Maestro Christopher Macatsoris.  After her studies, she maintained a successful career  as a leading soprano singing throughout Europe and the United States, including being the featured soprano on a national broadcast on PBS.  While pursuing her operatic career, Lisa has continually been sought after for her vocal instruction by leading singers throughout the world.

Ian DeNolfo

Metropolitan Opera tenor, Ian DeNolfo, draws from his vast experience singing leading tenor roles in many of the world’s greatest opera houses.  He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music.  Ian has also appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras throughout the world.  He is considered to be one of the great dramatic tenors of his generation. Visit his website:
www.denolfo.com

Rhona Hofmeyr

Artist and singer Rhona Hofmeyr was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa. From the age of 16, she studied classical singing with the late Professor George van der Spuy. She continued her vocal training with Eric Muller at the Opera School of Pretoria. Rhona was a member of the Opera chorus of the State Theatre in Pretoria where she performed in productions of Aida, La Traviata and Carmen. Rhona is also a talented multi-media painter and sculptor. To view Rhona’s art and listen to vocal samples, visit her website: www.rhonahofmeyr.com

Oxana Harlamova

Dr. Harlamova was graduated from the Academy of Music in Chişinău, Moldova, with the degree of Master of Music in Piano Performance and a doctorate in Piano Accompanying. She has performed at renowned concert halls in Bucharest, Moscow, Philadelphia, New York, and other European and American cities. She is the director of Lower, Middle, and Upper School Ensembles and Faculty Pianist at the Baldwin School, and she appears frequently as guest pianist at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Maria Harlamova

Maria Harlamova, 16, is currently a Junior at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Vocal arts have been a part of her life ever since she was born, but her love for classical singing has developed within the past few years. Maria is currently a student of the phenomenal Lisa Willson over at the Willson Vocal Academy where she hopes to explore the many wonders of classical voice in the future. She is beyond thankful for being given this delightful opportunity to perform with her peers in support of this fundraiser and hopes everyone enjoys the program

Emma Humann

Emma Humann is 17 and a Senior at The Episcopal Academy. She has been in her school’s select Vocal Ensemble for four years. She is the president of the all female a capella group at her school. She was a Nicest Kid in Town in Hairspray, Mary Sunshine in Chicago, and Teen Angel in Grease at her school. She has participated in the Classical Singer Competition in Boston and the Eastern Regional NATS competition. She participated in the 2018 47th annual voice symposium in Philadelphia. She has participated in the Philadelphia International Music Festival.
She hopes to pursue Vocal Performance in college.

Ben Pedersen

Ben Pedersen, age 12, has studied voice with Lisa Willson DeNolfo for three years. He enjoys performing both musical theatre and classical songs. Recently, Ben won first place in the Junior Voice division of Tri-County Concerts Association’s Annual Youth Festival. His favorite roles on stage include A Christmas Story (Ralphie), Ragtime (Little Boy), School of Rock (Zach), To Kill a Mockingbird (Jem), The Who’s Tommy (Tommy), and Gypsy (Newsboy). In addition to singing, Ben plays piano and guitar. He studies piano with Kerri Williams.

A program for you and your family! Accessible for all ages!

Plaisir d’amour by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
Rhona Hofmeyr

Carmen by Bizet
L’amour est un oiseau rebelle 

Lisa Willson DeNolfo 

La fleur que tu m’avais jetée – The Flower Song – Don Jose aria
Ian DeNolfo

 

Les filles de Cadix  by Delibes

Maria Harlamova

Romeo and Juliet by Gounod
Juliette’s Waltz song
Emma Humann

Mandoline by Debussy
Ben Pedersen

Ave Maria by Gounod
Rhona Hofmeyr

Romeo and Juliet by Gounod
Je veux vivre
Emma Humann

 

Become Sponsors!

Why? To support a great cause of course! Your brand and logo will be in our programs, newsletters, website, shared with our partners media channels as well, all across T/E, Great Valley, Radnor, Lower Merion districts! In private schools, music schools,… with everybody who loves music or the French language! And more!

 

A big thanks to our proud sponsors:

Support our mission

You can help us continue our mission and grow, for all our children! We can all participate!

By giving time, ideas, and share them! We have everything to create! Contact us!

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Bilingualism and multiculturalism are assets for all our children. It provides cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students.

They speak both in English and in French.

It is not either-or.

It is both and more

Our mission is to promote every child’s right to learn and use the language of their parents through art, history, philosophy, and fun activities as a community. We identify, promote and disseminate research-based programs and practices that support bilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.

Get Involved

We are looking for volunteers to help us during the event.

To tell stories and present the beautiful arias in an historical context. In English or in French!

Support our mission

You can help us continue our mission and grow, for all our children! We can all participate!

By giving time, ideas, and share them! We have everything to create! Contact us!

Become Sponsors!

Why? To support a great cause of course! Your brand and logo will be in our programs, newsletters, website, shared with our partners media channels as well, all across T/E, Great Valley, Radnor, Lower Merion districts! In private schools, music schools,… with everybody who loves music or the French language! And more!