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Annie Rosen & Ryo Yanagitani Duo
Mezzo-soprano & Piano
Mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen has been recognized by the New York Times for her "excellent," "affecting" performances of early, standard, and contemporary repertoire. This season she joins the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time, in its anticipated production of Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten. She then returns to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program to cover the role of Ni Guizhen in the U.S. premiere of Huang Ruo's Mandarin-language opera Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. She also debuts at Caramoor and in New York City as an emerging artist with the New York Festival of Song.
In the '12-'13 season, Annie was awarded the Opera Foundation's American Berlin Scholarship. Under its auspices, she performed twelve roles on the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, including Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Mercédès (Carmen), and Sméraldine (L'amour des trois oranges). She then made her Italian debut as Giannetta in a new production of L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro Regio di Torino. Other recent roles include Penelope (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and Dido (Dido and Aeneas)...
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Ryo Yanagitani has distinguished himself as one of Canada's most promising young concert artists. His most recent success includes winning the gold medal at the 10th San Antonio International Piano Competition, where he was also given special recognition for a performance of the complete Chopin Ballades. Among other honors, he is also the grand prize winner of the Hugo Kauder International Piano competition and a laureate of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition, the Dr. Luis Sigall International Piano competition in Vina del Mar (Chile), and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.
Ryo has made concerto appearances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and the Moroccan Symphony Orchestra among others...
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