Friday, May 13, 2011

Evrard headlines LOV recital

Lyric Opera Virginia, the company launched earlier this year by ex-Virginia Opera artistic director Peter Mark, continues its rounds of introduction to Central Virginia this weekend with a free concert featuring soprano Manon Strauss Evrard, one of the singers Mark “discovered” and promoted at his old company.

Evrard, who is to sing the role of Violetta this fall in Lyric Opera Virginia’s debut production, of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” will be joined in the Richmond recital by sopranos Anne O’Byrne and Sarah Kate Walston and tenor Michael Dailey, at 4 p.m. May 14 at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel St., next door to the Landmark Theater.

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