Concerts & Conversations presents acclaimed international soprano Lauren Flanigan, hailed by Time magazine as "the thinking man's diva," in an evening devoted to the art of the monodrama, vocal settings of solo scenes.
Miriam Charney has been an assistant conductor/pianist at many of the major festivals and regional opera companies in the U.S., including Glimmerglass Opera, Chautauqua Opera, the Banff Festival (Canada), Opera Company of Philadelphia, Florida Grand Opera, New Orleans Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Connecticut Opera.
She was assistant conductor to Gerard Schwarz and Leopold Hager for the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as functioning as casting consultant and playing continuo in performance.
Lauren Flanigan has performed all over the world with the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Glyndebourne, and New York City Opera.
She made her Seattle Opera debut in 1991 as Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and returned for the Governess in Britten's Turn of the Screw and Violetta in Verdi's Traviata.
Ellen Lauren is associate artistic director for the Saratoga International Theatre Institute.
SITI credits include: Hotel Cassiopeia, Death and the Ploughman, Midsummer Night's Dream, Room, bobrauschenbergamerica, systems/layers, War of the Worlds, Cabin Pressure, The Medium, Culture of Desire, Going, Going, Gone, Orestes.
Annie Ross is a British jazz singer and actress, best known as a member of the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.