Vale Rideout, tenor and Christopher Zemliauskas, piano
Perform Schubert's Die Winterreise, Sunday, August 26th at 3:00pm in Loveland's Historic Rialto Theater. - Come enjoy this marvelous duo – hearing singing and accompanying at its finest! It is sure to thrill your senses! A reception to greet the artists will follow the recital and is sponsored by the Friends of LOT.
Recently praised by the New York Times for his fine performance as Martin in The Tender Land, tenor Vale Rideout delivers acclaimed performances throughout the United States and Europe in such roles as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Albert Herring, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance. July and August 2007 found the Fort Collins native closer to home singing the role of The Prince in Jules Massenet’s Cinderella with the Central City Opera.
Mr. Rideout's extensive experience in musical theater includes Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Hamburg, Germany), Tony in Terrence McNally's Master Class, Maltby and Shire's musical revue, Closer Than Ever, and the national tour of Cabaret directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall.
Mr. Rideout recently was awarded first prize in Savannah Music Festival's 2006 American Traditions Competition. He was a 2003 regional finalist in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and a finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera competition. The Colorado native can be heard on the Newport Classics recording of The Ballad of Baby Doe, the world premiere recording of Kurt Weill's The Eternal Road, and upcoming recordings with Third Angle Ensemble.
Courtesy of http://www.valerideout.com.
Mr. Zemliauskas is nationally known in the opera industry as a conductor, accompanist and vocal coach. Within the last five years, he has served as Associate Conductor, Assistant Condutor and Festival Chorus Master at the Central City Opera, Resident Artist Conductor and Resident Artist Coach/Accompanist at Minnesota Opera, and Coach/Accompanist with both San Francisco Opera and Indianapolis Opera. Before that, he served as musical director, coach/accompanist and composer for numerous smaller opera and theatre companies. As a finalist in a piano concerto competition, Mr. Zemliauskas performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 20 in d minor with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He has held faculty positions at Ithaca College and the University of Minnesota. He is currently on the Vocal Coaching Staff at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is Assistant Musical Director of the university's opera program.