Tenor Fran Daniel Laucerica & Pianist Kevin Bylsma
Winter Words - Cancelled
Sunday, December 11th @ 4:00 PM
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Kerrytown Concert House is pleased to welcome KCH favorite, pianist Kevin Bylsma, with highly decorated rising tenor, Fran Daniel Laucerica (Glimmerglass Festival / Virginia Opera) in a song recital celebrating wintry themes.
The winter that comes each year brings with it the potential of new memories, new experiences, new faces, new love… However, just as easily as it invites the unknown, a time of dormancy inspires reflection — reflection of life lived, worlds explored, love gained, love lost. This recital follows a protagonist looking back on memories of winters past: some made in new places, others in familiar places, some in youth, some in adulthood. While this program centers around the song cycle by Benjamin Britten, Winter Words, with text by Thomas Hardy, it also showcases works from the Romantic period through the twenty first century by Rubinstein, Debussy, Aguirre, Koechlin, Vondrak, and Korngold.
KCH’s Classical Salon presentations are generously supported in part by Genre Underwriters, Maurice & Linda Binkow.
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Praised for his clarity and agility, Cuban-American tenor, Fran Daniel Laucerica, is a versatile musician who shines equally in operatic and concert repertoire. This summer, he will be a 2022 Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival, where he will perform the role of Dante in the world premiere of Tenor Overboard, a newly commisioned Rossini pastiche, as well as cover the tenor roles in Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents and the world premiere of Geter’s Holy Ground. Laucerica is currently a 2021-22 Resident Artist with Toledo Opera where he will be performing the roles of Count Almaviva in a touring production of The Barber of Seville, Ferrando in a Resident Artist production of Così fan tutte, and Gastone in La Traviata.
Mr. Laucerica’s 2020-21 highlights included virtual productions of Felix Jarrar’s song cycle, The Ulster County Songbook, and Tony Manfredonia’s Ghost Variations with Thomson Street Opera. 2021 also saw his return as a Studio Artist to Wolf Trap Opera, where he covered the roles of Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, Comte Barigoule in Viardot’s Cendrillon, and Satyavan in Savitri. Most recently, Mr. Laucerica performed scenes from Les pêcheurs de perles and Arrieta’s Marina with Seaglass Theater Company.
Amidst the shutdown, Mr. Laucerica was fortunate to attend his first summer at Wolf Trap Opera where he was originally meant to cover the role of Toni Reischmann in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers before production cancellations, but ultimately performed scenes from Billy Budd and Fellow Travelers as The Novice and Timothy Laughlin respectively. Mr. Laucerica’s other recent credits include the roles of Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Miguelín in the premiere of Omar Najmi’s chamber opera, En la ardiente oscuridad, the role of 2nd Seigneur in Odyssey Opera’s Henry VIII, The Vain Man and The Snake in NEMPAC Opera’s production of The Little Prince by Rachel Portman, and The Magician in The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti with Boston Conservatory.
Additional prior credits include covering the roles of Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites at the Boston Conservatory, Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw with Chicago Summer Opera and Don Ottavio in NEMPAC Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. Mr. Laucerica has also performed the roles of Reverend Samuel Parris in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Albert Herring.
In concert, Mr. Laucerica has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist in a wide variety of works, including Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, and Adolphus Hailstork’s cantata, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes. Stemming from the passion for “new music” that he discovered during his time at Northwestern University, Laucerica has also been fortunate enough to premiere several works and perform as a soloist for world premieres of Samuel Carl Adams’ Light Readings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW initiative and David Lang’s a house with the Bienen Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.
Mr. Laucerica is a recent Florida-District Encouragement Award Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, as well as a semi-finalist in the SAS Performing Arts, Camerata Bardi and Music International Grand Prix competitions. He graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a Master’s in Opera Performance and a Bachelor’s from Northwestern University.