David Pittsinger, Metropolitan Opera and Broadway actor to sing in Weston
Published 12:05 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010
Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone and Broadway's South Pacific revival star now on an international tour, David Pittsinger will appear in concert in Weston on Friday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., in the Weston High School Auditorium. He will be accompanied at the piano by Fred Lassen who has just completed a yearlong run as the conductor of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre.
For the Weston concert Pittsinger will perform operatic arias and musical theater and standards as well as engage in a Q&A on his prolific career, on his roles on both the operatic stage and his "cross-over" roles in the popular stage arenas. Audience members will also have an opportunity to ask him questions.
A Connecticut native, Pittsinger has sung in opera houses and concert stages internationally appearing as Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust, Angelotti in Tosca, Turlove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, the Friar in Verdi's Don Carlo and the Ghost of Hamlet's Father in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet at the Metropolitan Opera House, as well the lead roles in opera throughout the US., Brussels, Vienna, Paris, Hamburg and Montreal. He has also sung oratorio and other musical forms with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra and has recorded, among others, Carlisle Floyd's Susanna.
The concert, sponsored by the Weston Commission for the Arts, is free and open to the public. Seats will be available on a first come first served basis and are limited to the first 600. No reservation will be taken. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For information call 203-222-2590.