Free Summer Concert with Intermountain Opera
Join us at the Lewis & Clark Park on Friday, August 2 from 5:30-6:30 PM for a family friendly concert featuring Intermountain Opera’s guest artist, Levi Hernandez.
Intermountain Opera Bozeman (IOB) is thrilled to collaborate with Belgrade Community Library to present a free concert at Belgrade’s Lewis and Clark Park on August 2nd from 5:30-6:30. This family friendly event will include children’s activities! Audience members are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy during the performance.
Baritone Levi Hernandez will treat audiences to opera and musical theater selections showcasing Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s 2019-2020 season. Mr. Hernandez is a nationally-renowned opera singer who performed the role of Ford in IOB’s 2017 production of Falstaff. He will return to Bozeman in April to perform in IOB’s upcoming production of The Marriage of Figaro.
Mr. Hernandez will be joined by pianist Erin Henke, as well as other regional artists.
Levi Hernandez bio:
With a velvety tone and a stage presence which exudes confidence and charm, baritone Levi Hernandez is gaining momentum as a sought-after artist on the operatic stage. Mark Thomson Ketterson of Opera News declared of his principal debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Dandini in La cenerentola, “Young baritone Levi Hernandez’s intelligent Dandini displayed a most impressive knack for subtle text-painting within a pristinely negotiated coloratura line…” The El Paso native has joined the rosters of leading opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera where he debuted as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly next to Ana Maria Martinez and Joseph Calleja. Hernandez’s 2017-2018 season included his debut with Opera Colorado as Marcello in La bohème, Inspector Kildare in Elizabeth Cree with Chicago Opera Theater, Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas with San Diego Opera and Madison Opera, and Ford in Falstaff with Intermountain Opera. The 2018-2019 season sees him as Rambaldo in La rondine with Minnesota Opera, Rabbi Lampert in Enemies, A Love Story with Kentucky Opera, Sharpless with Virginia Opera, Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath with Michigan Opera Theatre, and Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Shippensburg Music
Festival. Future seasons include engagements with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Colorado, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.
Recent engagements include covering the title role in The Death of Klinghoffer and productions of Die Frau ohne Schatten and Carmen with the Metropolitan Opera, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast with Music of the Baroque, the Messiah with Northwestern University, Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath in his return to Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Shuisky in Dvorak’s Dimitrij with Bard SummerScape. Additionally, he has sung Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas with Arizona Opera, Sonora in La fanciulla del West with Opera Omaha, Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Don Magnifico in La cenerentola with Opera Omaha, Dandini in La cenerentola with Opera Roanoke and Opera North, Papageno with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Madison Opera, Gianni Schicchi with Intermountain Opera Bozeman, Germont in La traviata with Opera Roanoke and Intermountain Opera Bozeman, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Pine Mountain Music Festival, Guglielmo in Puccini’s Le Villi with the Spoleto Festival, USA, his European debut with Komische Oper Berlin’s Pique Dame in the role of Tomski, Guglielmo/Remigio in Le villi/ La Navarraise at Bard Music Festival Tobias Mill in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio with Opera Omaha, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Arizona Opera, Nashville Opera, Minnesota Opera, Intermountain Opera, Virginia Opera, Lake George Opera and Cedar Rapids Opera, his debut with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Marcello in La bohème with Opera Memphis, San Antonio Opera, and El Paso Opera, Schaunard in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s La bohème, Valentin in Faust with the Kalamazoo Symphony, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, Moralès in Carmen, and Haly in L’italiana in Algeri, all with Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Don Lucas in Luisa Fernanda, Sciarrone in Tosca, and Crébillon in La rondine with Los Angeles Opera.