Mezzo-soprano Erin Alford, NATS-LA's 2019 Young Artist of the Year, returns to her alma mater to present a recital with collaborative pianist Clara Cheng Stosch. In this exploration of love, Erin juxtaposes Schumann's famous Frauenliebe und leben with works solely by female composers from the Baroque era to the 21st century. The title of this recital was inspired by Libby Larsen's notes on her Love After 1950, where in comparing her work to Schumann's, she hilariously claimed her cycle was more, "Frau: Love 'em and Leave 'em."
Erin joins the chorus of the Los Angeles Opera for the WORLD PREMIERE of Eurydice, a retelling of the famous Orpheus myth from the heroine's point of view (finally!). Composed and conducted by LA Opera Resident Artist Matthew Aucoin, with a libretto by playwright Sarah Ruhl.
Erin joins the chorus of the Los Angeles Opera for Donizetti's bel canto tragedy about Queen Elizabeth I in Tudor England. Erin is thrilled to share the stage with one of her all time favorite mezzi, Alice Coote! Conducted by Eun Sun Kim.
Erin will sing the roles of A&R Rep & Nurse in Nathan Wang's Orpheus, part of LA Opera's festival Eurydice Found, which will tour to ten high schools throughout Los Angeles County. After having done this tour in a different production last year, Erin is excited to share the stage with these hardworking students once again this year!