CORVALLIS - Baritone Richard Poppino will sing Schumann's 16-song cycle "Dichterliebe" (Poet's Love) accompanied by pianist Rachelle McCabe, on Friday, March 2.
The free recital begins at 7:30 p.m. in Benton Hall, Room 303 on the Oregon State University campus. Before performing the full work, McCabe and Poppino will present a brief lecture-demonstration.
Schumann composed "Dichterliebe" in 1840, drawing on poems by Heinrich Heine. The work shows the poet reacting to and finally transcending a failed love affair. On the way he experiences joy, dismay, anger, emotional instability, and ultimately acceptance.
Poppino is the director of vocal studies at OSU. He has sung leading roles with the Seattle, Portland, and Fort Worth operas, as well as with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Repertory Singers, Columbia Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Peter Britt Festival, Dallas Bach Society, and Houston Chamber Ensemble.
McCabe is an associate professor of music and the director of keyboard studies at OSU. She appears frequently as a solo recitalist and chamber musician in concerts throughout the Pacific Northwest and has performed as concert soloist with many orchestras including the Seattle, Pittsburgh, Oregon, Victoria and Corvallis-OSU symphonies.