February 6 – Patricia Schuman, soprano with Bradley Moore, piano

This concert took place on February 6, 2022. Thank you to all who attended!

Artist sponsored by BrandTech Scientific, Inc.
Piano sponsored by Masonicare at Chester Village

Where and When:

Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT
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Sunday, February 6
Concert begins at 3:00 pm; doors open at 2:00 pm

Concert Program:


Patricia Schuman, soprano
Bradley Moore, piano

Artist Biography:

Patricia Schuman, soprano

Miss Schuman began her career as a mezzo-soprano singing Rossini heroines and touring the world as Carmen in Peter Brook’s La Tragedie de Carmen, for which her performance was included as one of the performances of the year in the New York Times. After stepping into the dress rehearsal of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago at Carnegie Hall opposite Marilyn Horne, Miss Schuman was mentored by Miss Horne and encouraged to switch to a soprano. So began a career as a leading soprano on the stages of the world’s leading opera houses, including The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro all Scala, Vienna State Opera, The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden and other opera houses around the world. She has sung Vitellia, Countess Almaviva, Ilia, and Donna Elvira at various festivals including the Salzburg Festival, the Glyndebourne Festival, and Aix-en Provence. Miss Schuman has concertized with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She can be heard on recording in Handel’s Messiah, Florencia en el Amazonas, Tancredi, Bertoni’s Veni Creator, Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach and Ricky Gordon’s The House without a Christmas Tree. She can be seen on DVD in the title role of L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi.

In recent years, Miss Schuman has returned to mezzo-soprano repertoire and has been involved in a number of world premieres and 21st century works, including Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves, Jeanine Tesori’s Blizzard in Marblehead Neck, John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy, Ricky Ian Gordon’s The House Without A Christmas Tree, and Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face. Upcoming in the 22-23 season, are two debut roles with Maryland Lyric Opera Company, Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff and Emilia in Verdi’s Otello, as well as an appearance with Con Brio.

Bradley Moore, piano

Bradley Moore conducted the world premieres of The House Without a Christmas Tree (Gordon) and Some Light Emerges (Kaminsky) at the Houston Grand Opera, and led the company’s revival of The Little Prince, as well as performances of Tosca, L’elisir d’amore, and The Magic Flute. He conducted Ariadne auf Naxos, Dead Man Walking, The Cunning Little Vixen, and The Crucible at the Miami Music Festival and Madama Butterfly at the Castleton Festival. He has been Associate Music Director at the Houston Grand Opera, and assistant conductor at Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Canadian Opera Company, and Los Angeles Opera.

Mr. Moore has appeared in recital with Patricia Schuman, David Pittsinger, Susan Graham, Renée Fleming, Jamie Barton, Christine Goerke, Angela Meade, Eric Owens and Eric Cutler, among others. His discography includes The House Without A Christmas Tree and a recital with Melody Moore for Pentatone, a recital with Mr. Cutler for EMI Classics, a recital with clarinetist Julian Bliss on Signum Classics, and a recital of songs by Daron Hagen on Arsis Audio.

He has been a piano soloist with orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic.  He performed the Martinu Harpsichord Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet for the world premiere of Mark Morris’ Beaux, and has also been heard as a recitative accompanist and continuo player with the Met Orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Met Chamber Ensemble.

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Essex, CT 06426


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Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417

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Deep River, CT 06417
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