Soprano Erin Wall Steps in for Heidi Melton
Due to an unexpected conflict, soprano Heidi Melton is unable to join the Quad City Symphony Orchestra for their fifth Masterworks concert, River of Life on March 4 & 5. The QCSO is pleased to announce that soprano Erin Wall will join the orchestra to perform the same repertoire.
Acclaimed for her musicality and versatility, Erin Wall sings an extensive opera and concert repertoire spanning three centuries. She has sung leading roles in many of the world’s great opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and appears in concert with leading maestri and symphony orchestras worldwide. Wall’s 2016-17 season includes performances with the San Francisco Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, San Diego Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Wall will join the QCSO for Richard Strauss’s retrospective and loving Four Last Songs, a work she has recorded with the Melbourne Symphony under the direction of Andrew Davis, and the hallmark of German opera arias, Liebestod from Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” Rounding out the program is Wagner’s Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey which transports the audience on a river voyage at the time of the twilight of the Gods, and Ravel’s love story Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2.
Masterworks V: River of Live is supported by the Regional Development Authority, the Iowa Arts Council, and the Illinois Arts Council. Tickets start at $15 for adults and $8 for children/students and can be purchased online at www.qcso.org, by phone at 563-322-7276, or at the QCSO Box Office: 327 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52801.