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We're Called Gondolieri - Duet

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presented by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston.
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or click on one of the silhouettes to hear the duet
sung by Joshua LaForce and me.

We're Called Gondolieri - Duet

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Welcome to my home-page.  I graduated from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in May 2003.  Below are some links, clips, and vocal selections I have performed over the past few years.
Please click the book on the right to see a résumé of my music.  My work résumé is available here.
- Dennis Arrowsmith

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The Shepherd School of Music
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Houston Grand Opera 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Gala
Gala Performance
Program &
Press Release

On April 30, 2005 I celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Houston Grand Opera on stage with Renée Fleming, Sir Elton John, and many others.  Click the photo on the right to read the Houston Chronicle's rewiew of the Golden Jubilee Gala.  Personally, the performance was a fantastic experience.  (Even though I did not get to attend the afterparty.)

Elton John with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus
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First Methodist, Houston Music

April 17, 2005 Program

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I sang the part of Raphael in the performances of Haydn's The Creation at First Methodist Church, Houston downtown on Sunday April 17, 2005.

On the right are links to four excerpts from the performance.  Audio and video tapes, DVD and CD copies may be ordered in the Book Nook at the church, or by calling 832-668-1834.
The program for this service is the Adobe PDF file on the left.  Click the singer above for more information about music at First Methodist.

Excerpts from Haydn's Creation - RealAudio®Click here for all four, or below for any one.

  1. Recit: And God made the firmament 2:15
  2. Recit: And God created great whales 2:09
  3. Trio with chorus: The Lord is great 2:45
  4. Recit: Straight opening her fertile womb 3:25
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Opera to Go!
Opera to Go!

from Houston Chronicle archive
Houston Chronicle

(Jan. 14, 2005)

Is that for here, or Opera to Go!?

Opera to Go! is the education ensemble of the Houston Grand Opera that brings opera to schools (K-8) in the Houston area.  During the 2004-2005 school year we have three productions:
The Velveteen Rabbit (August - December),
The Princess and the Pea (January), and
Cinderella in Spain (February - June).

Click the image on the right for Opera to Go! photos.
(Artwork for The Princess and the Pea 
World Premiere T-shirt by Edwin Rodriguez.)

Click for my Opera to Go! page

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Houston Grand Opera
HGO
1955-2005

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I performed in three Houston Grand Opera productions the during the 2005 Winter season:
Verdi's Il Trovatore
Mozart's Idomeneo
Gounod's Romeo and Juliet

 
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Theater
Theatre Collide
Collide

"Vice must be punished, and virtue must rule through terror."  I was Robespierre in the November 2004 TheaterCollide production of DANTON'S DEATH by Georg Buechner, directed by Troy Scheid.  Robespierre coerces the once lofty ideals of the French Revolution into serving him, and keeping him in power.  His henchmen cast a sickly light on the actions of people who claim their only motivation is patriotism.  Sound familiar?

Theatre Collide
Press Release
  (Oct. 24, 2004)

Houston Press
Review
  (Nov. 24, 2004)

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Houston Grand Opera
HGO

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During the 2003-2004 season I performed in three productions of the Houston Grand Opera:
Janacek's Jenufa
Rossini's The Barber of Seville
Puccini's Turandot

 
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Mozart
Brahms
Barber
Rorem
Hoiby
Hindemith
Bernstein
Ibert

Listen to the complete recital - RealAudio®

My Senior year recital was February 8, 2003.
In addition to Mabel Kwan, Piano; I was assisted this year by David Campbell, Double Bass and a string quartet of Katherine Bormann, Jessica Tong, Megan Fergusson, and Jennifer Humphreys. The program featured selections in Italian, German, English, and French, including four songs by different composers on Walt Whitman poetry, and the Chansons de Don Quichotte.

Go to the Recital Program or the program Notes, Texts, & Translations document to choose from all the available audio selections, or click a composer's name (left) to begin with his selections.

Recital Program
Notes, Texts, & Translations

Senior Recital Flyer
Sr. Concert Posters:
 1, 2, 3.

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Offertory, Fauré Requiem - RealAudio®
Offertory

Libera Me, Fauré Requiem - RealAudio®
Libera Me

I am privileged to participate as a scholarship singer in The Sanctuary Chorale at First Methodist, Houston downtown.  Click the window on the right to read more about their 160 year musical heritage.

I was the baritone soloist in the Fauré Requiem performed March 30, 2003 and I sang the bass solos in the Missa in tempore belli by Haydn on June 9th, 2002 - both with orchestra.  Click the round music icons on the left to hear two movements from the Requiem: Offertory and Libera Me.  Click the singer on the right for the solo from Sunday Dec. 2, 2001, Come Thou Dear Redeemer (César Frank).

Broken Link to music program at the First Methodist Church, Houston, Texas

Come Thou Dear Redeemer - RealAudio®

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Mozart
Berlioz
Franck
Massenet
Fauré
Schubert
Rorem

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My Junior year recital was February 26, 2002 in the Lillian H. Duncan Recital Hall at Rice University.
I was assisted by Mabel Kwan, Piano.

The program included selections in Italian, French, German, and English. Go to the Program or to the complete Texts & Translations document to choose from all the available audio selections, or click a composer's name (left) to begin with his selections.

Recital Program
Texts & Translations
Junior Recital Poster
Jr. Concert Posters:
 1, 2, 3.
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Aurora Borie Alice - RealAudio®
Historic American
Sheet Music
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Duke University
Two songs from a lecture/recital Oct. 2001:
Moonlight on the Ganges: Interpreting the Exotic in Early American Popular Song by Asst. Profs. Thomas E. Jenkins, Trinity U.- Classical Studies, and Karim Al-Zand, Shepherd School of Music.

Aurora Borie Alice with Andrew Einhorn, piano; also Moonlight on the Ganges duet with Amy Krivohlavek.

Moonlight on the Ganges - RealAudio®
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Johanna - RealAudio® Click the graphic on the left to hear Anthony Hope express his love and determination to rescue Johanna in Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller
Sweeney Todd,
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

A link to the cast and crew of the November 2000 Baker College production is on the right.

Link to Production Cast and Crew
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Trouble - RealAudio®

Craniotomy - RealAudio®
Click the icons on the left to hear Trouble or Craniotomy from the February 2000 Sid Richardson College production of A New Brain. This was the first production outside New York City.

Music & lyrics by William Finn; book by James Lapine & William Finn; originally produced by the Lincoln Center Theater, NY; vocal arrangements by Jason Robert Brown.

Link to A New Brain
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Fugue for Tinhorns - RealAudio®

My horse is Valentine in this rendition of the trio, Fugue for Tinhorns, from the November 1999 Hanszen College production of Guys and Dolls.

Guys and Dolls SheetMusicPlus

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Bookmarks

Bookmarks
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Theatre Collide

Theatre Collide I was Robespierre in the Nov. 2004 Theater Collide production of DANTON'S DEATH.

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Houston Grand Opera Houston Grand Opera
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The Seagle Music Colony

The Seagle Music Colony
I was a student here during the Summer of 2003.

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Rice University

Rice University
I received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Shepherd School of Music in May 2003.

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Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Center for the Arts
I worked as a cabin counselor in Intermediate Boys Lakeside over the Summer of 2002.

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Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil I dream of one day running off to join the Cirque...

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Sondheim Mozart Berlioz Franck Massenet Fauré Schubert
Rorem Brahms Barber Hoiby Hindemith Bernstein Ibert
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