Michelle Areyzaga Appears with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


A soprano-in-demand throughout the United States and Europe, Michelle Areyzaga will be in New York performing a selection of love songs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on March 8, 2013. Inspired by the real-life love drama that occurred between Brahms and Schumann, close friends and bitter rivals during their lifetimes, the program will feature a neat selection of lieder by both composers, as well as love songs by Ullman and Berg.


Michelle Areyzaga Appears with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
March 8, 2013, 8:00 PM
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-6582
For more information and tickets, please visit chambermusicsociety.org.

As a diverse and coveted singer, Michelle Areyzaga’s musical origins are in Chicago where she is much in demand among highly regarded companies, as well as throughout the United States and Europe. She has sung most recently with New York City Opera in her debut (Orpheus-Telemann) and has appeared with Chicago Opera Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s In the Neighborhoods programs, Grant Park Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Chicago Light Opera Works, Chicago Chamber Opera, Chicago Master Singers, Apollo Chorus, Camerata Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center to name a few.

Ms. Areyzaga’s operatic roles have included Cunegonde, Candide; Adina, L’elisir d’amore; Sandman and Dew Fairy, Hänsel und Gretel; Despina, Così fan tutte; Zerlina, Don Giovanni; Pamina, Die Zauberflöte; Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro; Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi; Musetta, La bohème and Casilda in The Gondoliers.

She has championed the works of Bernstein through numerous orchestral engagements with the Rochester Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Bartlesville Symphony and San Antonio Symphony.

Ms. Areyzaga is a frequent guest of the New York Festival of Song under the direction of Steven Blier and Michael Barrett and has sung with Orquesta Sinfónia del Estado de México, New York City Opera’s VOX Series, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Opera, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Lake Forest Symphony, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. As a recorded artist, she has performed song cycles by Gwyneth Walker on The Sun Is Love (Proteus). Other recordings include Songs from Spoon River (Cedille) by Lita Grier and The Small Hours, songs by William Ferris. She has sung numerous times in both live and programmed broadcasts on Chicago’s classical music radio station WFMT.