Poster Jamie Barton performs at the Last Night of the BBC Proms
Jamie Barton performs at the 2019 Last Night of the BBC Proms with Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
BBC/Chris Christodoulou

'True Colors': Sounds from the heart for Pride Month

True Colors: Sounds from the Heart

As we celebrate Pride during the month of June, join hosts Julie Amacher and Gabrielle Glass as they interview five LGBTQIA+ artists from the operatic world who will share their story with you, and how their pride impacts their musical identity.

Programming is supported by At Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe and Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church


  • Ethel Smyth: String Quintet in E major - Scherzo. Allegro vivace - Mannheimer String Quartet

  • Georges Bizet: Habenera from Carmen - French National Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor

  • Georges Bizet: Finale from Carmen - Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano; Chicago Opera 

  • Rossa Crean, composer; Aiden Feltkamp, libretto - The Flower of Oblivion from The Priestess of Morphine - Katherine Bruton, soprano; Ben Zucker, vibraphone; Stephen Hudson, cello; Alex Giger, violin

  • Samuel Barber: Summer of 1915 from Knoxville - Russell Thomas, tenor

  • Leos Janacek, composer; Kathleen Kelly, poet and librettist: Vanished, adopted from The One Who Disappeared - Russell Thomas, tenor; John Holiday, countertenor; Ryan McKinney; producer

  • Leonard Bernstein: Overture from West Side Story - Johnny Green, conductor; Studio Orchestra

  • Jeanine Tesori: We Wish On Ev’rything You Can Wish On from Blue - Ariana Wehr, soprano; Katerina Burton, soprano; Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano; Washington National Opera Orchestra; Roderick Cox, conductor

  • Lee Hoiby: Where the Music Comes From - David Portillo, tenor; Craig Terry, piano 

  • Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring - Act 1, Scene 2 - David Portillo, tenor; Minnesota Opera

  • Aaron Copland: Simple Gifts - Peter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano 

  • Leonard Bernstein: Somewhere from West Side Story Suite, arr. for violin and string orchestra - Daniel Hope, violin; Zürcher Kammerorchester

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