Random Acts of Opera

June 22, 2019 2:00 pm

Categories: Classical

Step inside the Library to hear the sweet sounds of classical opera echoing through the Urban Room. Utah Opera tenor Addison Marlor will be accompanied by pianist Robert Bosworth Friday and Saturday at 2PM. 

Addison Marlor, dubbed a “sweet-toned tenor” by SF Gate, heralds from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a two-time participant in the Merola Opera Program, and was praised by the San Francisco Classical Voice as having a “wonderfully warm and engaging voice and presence” for his performance as Satyavān in Holst’s Sāvitri. Other roles include Sellem in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, the title role in Bernstein’s Candide, Ruggero in Puccini’s La Rondine, and Parîs in the rarely-performed Hélène by Saint-Saëns. Addison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Utah Valley University and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah, where he represented the School of Music in the Graduate Vocal Quartet. His musical theatre credits include Curly in Oklahoma! and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast. This fall Addison debuted with the Utah Symphony in the roles of the Archbishop and Slave Driver in Bernstein’s Candide and also with Washington Concert Opera, singing Phaon in Gounod’s first opera, Sapho.

Pianist Robert Bosworth is thrilled to be returning for a second season with Utah Opera. Robert has participated in the Merola Opera Program, Music Academy of the West, and Opera Saratoga. He has also been on staff with Chicago Summer Opera and the Utah Vocal Arts Academy's Summer Opera Festival. Most recently, he served as the chorus master for Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, with Utah Symphony. In addition to his love for opera, Robert exhibits a strong passion for art song repertoire, and was a pianist for Carnegie Hall Presents: The Song Continues. He holds a Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a minor in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky.