Soprano Corrie Donovan’s soul stripping rendition of Kurt Weill’s Je ne t’aime pas as well as her physical presence on the stage gave the couple courage to fully let themselves go which in turn made their performance more dynamic and believable.
Corrie singing Kurt Weill with Avant Chamber ballet dancers Michelle Gifford and Shea Johnson with Saule Garcia at the piano, during the Soluna Festival in the Dallas City Performance Hall.
Yesterday , the talented international soprano, Corrie Donovan, presented in a magical evening at Hacienda San Cristobal; was accompanied by young musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of Fox Center, and they gave a night to remember .”What a great way to start a season full of life , magic and joy, with melodies that touch the heart ! “ Said Mrs. Marta Sahagun, at the end of the presentation.
Corrie performs with the Centro Fox Youth Orchestra in Guanajuata, Mexico, via the personal request of the Honorable Vicente Fox.
The five young musicians who performed Friday exhibited musicality and technique.
Singing Berg and Schoenberg with these talented musicians, Jonathan Tsay (piano), Evan Mitchell (Piano), Mia Detwiler (violin), and Dominic Kyungseu Na (cello).
Corrie Donovan’s many years performing in Bass Hall were on full display as she evoked a tempestuous sound that was both polished and distinctively powerful in “Wild Swans.”
Singing "Wild Swans" by and for Ricky Ian Gordon with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Pianist, Buddy Brae at the piano
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS - ECHO - FORT WORTH OPERACorrie Donovan, as a luminous Echo, has another of the voices I’d be interested to hear more.
Singing Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Fort Worth Opera Festival
WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O. BOX - SISTER 1 - FORT WORTH OPERA FRONTIERSCorrie Donovan, herself a daughter of the South, went to town as the narrating Sister 1, smacking her lips over every syllable of the Pretty-Sweet poison she dispenses.
Rehearsing for Frontiers with Stephen Dubberly at the stand
“OUT OF THE LOOP” FRINGE FESTIVALThe waltz is a benchmark for younger sopranos, and Donovan surpasses the high water mark in her presentation... she took a more playful and focused swing at the music and found a striking balance between the tune and its lyrics.Showing a simpler, more vulnerable side, Donovan displayed the total control she has over her instrument.
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - BARBARINA - FORT WORTH OPERAAmong the briefer roles, the Barbarina of Corrie Donovan was particularly impressive.
CONCERT WITH AWARD WINNING SONG WRITER & COMPOSER JOHN BUCCHINO - THE CLIBURNAll singers did a great job crossing from opera to cabaret, which is not always a comfortable transition. All sang from memory and with spot-on nuance. These songs are little mini dramas and the singers brought the requisite acting ability to make them believable.
HYDROGEN JUKEBOX - 2ND SOPRANO - FORT WORTH OPERAThe Opera presented what is surely this year’s most significant area operatic event.All the six singers have an organic sense about them; each feeds of the emotion off the others and strengthens the performance. The acting ability of each is top-notch.
Perfomring Cabin in the Rockies in Hydrogen Jukebox with the Fort Worth Opera Festival
WORLD PREMIER AMERICAN MUSIC FUND CONCERTAnother high point was Heitor Villa-Lobos’ familiar and lovely Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, performed hauntingly by Rojas and soprano Corrie Donovan.I found Donovan’s voice appealing in all three pieces she sang. It’s lyrical, and in the acoustics of the museum auditorium, piercing at times.
Performing alongside internationally renowned pianist Eduardo Rojas