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February 25, 2023

At the Zipper Concert Hall

An evening with LA Opera’s Artist in Residence at Zipper Hall.

Audiences adore Russell Thomas's performances in the heroic tenor repertory in opera houses worldwide. But there’s another side to this remarkable singer's artistry: his ability to draw listeners into an intimate world.

Join him for an exquisite concert of music featuring a chamber ensemble of musicians from the LA Opera Orchestra. The program will include rapturously beautiful works by pioneering American composers Adolphus Hailstork and H. Leslie Adams, along with the world premieres of newly commissioned music by three gifted young composers: Jasmine Barnes, Damien Geter and Dave Ragland. 

This performance takes place at The Colburn School's Zipper Hall (200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012).


"A tenor of gorgeously burnished power"

Zachary WoolfeNew York Times

Listen to Russell Thomas perform Pollione's aria from Norma.

About Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas

Composers and Librettists

H. Leslie Adams
Joshua Banbury
Love and Light
Jasmine Barnes
Damien Geter
Four Romantic Love Songs
Adolphus Hailstork
Love and Light
Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
To Harlem, with Love
Dave Ragland

Musical Selections

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Musical Selections

Love and Light (Jasmine Barnes; text by Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton)

Annunciation (Damien Geter; text by Joshua Banbury)

To Harlem with Love (Dave Ragland; texts by James Weldon Johnson, Helene Johnson, Gwendolyn Bennett and Arna Bontemps)

Four Love Songs (Adolphus Hailstork; text by Paul Laurence Dunbar)

Nightsongs (H. Leslie Adams; texts by Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Clarissa M. Scott Delany, James Weldon Johnson and Leslie Morgan Collins)

Click here to read the program.

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2022/23 Season