This week’s Artsongs recital, held at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, will feature songs of famous Russian composers, as well as those of Benjamin Britten, a legendary 20th century British composer. The program will showcase the voices of three Young Artists: bass Heath Sorensen, mezzo Courtney Miller and soprano Kasey King, all new to the Chautauqua Opera Company.
Barbara Smith Conrad’s career has been tumultuous. She went from being forcibly expelled from a college opera role to performing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in a span of a few years. Now, her story is coming to Chautauqua.