FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Georgia Jacobson, mezzo-soprano and Bradley Greenwald, baritone
About the Artists
A native of Duluth, Minnesota, French-born mezzo-soprano Georgia Jacobson’s recent engagements in 2021 include her premiere of the role Virginia Woolf in a workshop of the new opera, The Hours by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Gregory Pierce in collaboration with Opera Fusion: New Works, The Metropolitan Opera and The Philadelphia Orchestra. She covered Mary Johnson (Fellow Travelers) as an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera in the summer of 2021. In January of 2021, Jacobson was a Metropolitan National Council Encouragement Award winner in the South Carolina district. Additionally, Ms. Jacobson won 1st Place in the National Opera Association’s 2020 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition. Jacobson has a special affinity for French repertoire, and she was proud to make her debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in their production of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges as Maman/Tasse/La libellule under the baton of Maestro Louis Langrée. A consummate musician and lover of new music, she workshopped the roles of Ruth (Awakenings) and Vesta (Fierce) with Opera Fusion: New Works and Cincinnati Opera. Her other recent roles include Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflote) with CCM Opera, Endimione (La Calisto) with CCM Opera, as well as Giannetta (L’Elisir d’Amore) with Lyric Opera of the North. In 2021/22, She will cover Orfeo in Kentucky Opera’s upcoming production of Orfeo ed Euridice, and sing Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory (CCM). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Master’s of Music (Voice) from University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music, where she is finishing her studies as an Artist Diploma (Opera Performance) candidate under the tutelage of Professor Elliot Madore.
Bradley Greenwald has performed opera, theater, music-theater, concert and recital repertoire with several Twin Cities’ arts organizations, including Jungle Theater, Theater Latté Da, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, 10,000 Things Theater, Nautilus Music-Theater, Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, VocalEssence, Frank Theatre, and Skylark Opera. He adapted Madeleine L’Engle’s novel A Wrinkle in Time into a libretto for Libby Larsen’s opera, and wrote the book and lyrics for C.,an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac (Robert Elhai, music), produced by Peter Rothstein and Theater Latté Da. Bradley is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in music, the McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists, and a 2006 Ivey Award. Bradley lives in South Minneapolis with his husband, John Novak, the ever-resourceful stage manager and props designer of the Jungle Theater.
About the Host:
Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called “inventive, richly melodic” (The New York Times), “superb, whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune), and “the highlight” of the program (Boston Globe). With over 50 commissioned works for ensembles such as Cantus, the New England Philharmonic, and The Rose Ensemble, Abbie is also a two-time McKnight Artist Fellow, and has won grants from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, and Jerome Foundation, and at age 31, was listed in NPR Music’s Top 100 Composers Under 40. Abbie has been a Composer-in-Residence with New York State School Music Association, The Rose Ensemble, The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists, and Schubert Club. In 2019, she will be the American Composers Forum’s ChoralQuest composer, visiting schools around the U.S. to write new choral music with middle school singers.
Originally from Wisconsin, Abbie is a graduate of St. Olaf College (B.A.), the University of Minnesota (M.A.), and holds a diplôme from the European American Musical Alliance Institute in Paris, France. She lives in Minnesota, where she is Adjunct Professor of Composition at Concordia University-St Paul and executive director of Justice Choir.
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Seating is limited and first come first served. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267).
Schedule & Programs Subject to Change
MusiciansGeorgia Jacobson, mezzo-soprano
Bradley Greenwald, baritone