Great Falls Symphony Presents Queen of the Night with Caitlin Cisler, Soprano


The Great Falls Symphony continues its 61st season on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm, with Queen of the Night, a powerful evening of music by Mozart and Haydn and includes one of the world’s best-loved arias, “Der Hölle Rache” from The Magic Flute, sung by coloratura soprano Caitlin Cisler. For tickets, contact the Mansfield box office at 406 455 8514, or visit gfsymphony.org.

Soprano soloist Caitlin Cisler is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, made her professional debut headlining as Cunegonde in Candide with Four Seasons Theatre in Madison. Praised for her “breathtaking range of voice,” Ms. Cisler has appeared in many operas and has performed all over the United States.

She holds a Masters in Opera Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Bachelor degrees in vocal performance and biology from Lawrence University. Ms. Cisler is a published researcher in vocal health and the effects of singing on the immune system. Currently, she studies with internationally renowned vocal soloist, Julia Faulkner, and resides in Missoula, Montana.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most prolific and influential composers of the Classical era, with more than 600 works to his name. His one-movement Symphony No. 32 is a high-energy, light and bright start to an extraordinary evening.

Written when Mozart was in his teens, Exsultate Jubilate (Rejoice, Be Glad) is a sacred composition for voice and orchestra. Soprano Caitlin Cisler’s virtuosity is showcased in the demanding Queen of the Night aria which requires a F note above a high C in a bravura performance.

Composer Gabriel Fauré described the discipline of Mozart’s work as “admirable clarity (that) exacts absolute cleanness; the slightest mistake in it stands out like black on white. It is music in which all the notes must be heard.”

The most celebrated composer of Mozart’s day, Austrian Franz Josef Haydn was known as “Father of the Symphony.” His Symphony No. 104 “London,” was his final and the last of twelve commissions written to be “blockbusters” with folksy, joyful music that let him break the mold of his previous works.

Single admission tickets for Saturday’s concert are available at the Civic Center Mansfield Box Office at 2 Park Drive South, Great Falls, by phone at 406.455.8514 (open Monday-Friday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm), or online 24-hours at www.gfsymphony.org. Single tickets are $31-$37 for adults, $5 for students 20 and under, if purchased in advance or $10 at the door. On the day of the concert, the box office in the theater lobby will open at 6:00 pm for ticket sales. For more information, contact the Great Falls Symphony at 406.453.4102 or visit www.gfsymphony.org.

This concert is made possible, in part, by the generous concert sponsorship provided by Bern Insurance.

The Great Falls Symphony season is sponsored by D | A | Davidson Companies. Thank you for your support!

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