Elizabeth Futral

Biography

Born: North Carolina  
Soprano Elizabeth Futral was raised in North Carolina and Louisiana, where she heard everything from classical music to gospel and bluegrass as a young woman. Her father was a minister, and her vocal talents were first developed in a church choir. Futral attended Samford University and then studied voice at Indiana University's graduate program, where she worked with Virginia Zeani. She has most frequently appeared with the Lyric Opera of Read more Chicago, performing roles in L'elisir d'amore, Le nozze di Figaro, and Handel's Partenope there. Her debuts at the New York City Opera in Lakmé and at the Met in Lucia di Lammermoor were critically praised, and since then she has been acclaimed for her unusual versatility, with performances and recordings of works ranging from Baroque opera to new music by Philip Glass and André Previn, in whose adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire she originated the role of Stella. In 2003 Futral was featured on the Great Operatic Arias disc released as part of the Chandos label's Opera in English series, having already appeared on the recording of Lucia of Lammermoor in the same series. Futral has also recorded for the Opera Rara label. Read less

Biography

Born: North Carolina  
Soprano Elizabeth Futral was raised in North Carolina and Louisiana, where she heard everything from classical music to gospel and bluegrass as a young woman. Her father was a minister, and her vocal talents were first developed in a church choir. Futral attended Samford University and then studied voice at Indiana University's graduate program, where she worked with Virginia Zeani. She has most frequently appeared with the Lyric Opera of Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Introduction. "J'ai pas envie de faire ma page"
Bébé a été sage?
Ca m'est égal!
"Votre serviteur humble, Bergère"
Ding, ding, ding, ding
How's your mug?
Keng-ca-fou, Mah-jong
"Oh! Ma belle tasse chinoise!"
Arrière! Je réchauffe les bons
Adieu, pastourelles!
"Ah! C'est Elle! C'est Elle!"
Toi, le coeur de la rose
"Deux robinets coulent dans un réservoir!"
Oh! Ma tête!
Duo miaulé
Musique d'insectes, de rainettes
"Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin!"
Où es-tu? Je te cherche ...
Ronde des Chauves-Souris "Rends-la moi...tsk,tsk..."
Danse des rainettes
Sauve-toi, sotte! Et la cage? La cage?
La Cage, c'était pour mieux voir ta pretesse
"Ah! C'est l'Enfant au couteau"
Il a pansé la plaie ...
Il est bon, l'Enfant, il est sage
Part 1: Scene 1: Prelude
Part 1: Scene 1: Introductory Chorus: Through the park and the woods that surround it (Normanno, Chorus)
Part 1: Scene 2: Scene: You seem unhappy (Normanno, Enrico, Raimondo)
Part 1: Scene 2: Cavatina: Trembling, I feel the horror (Enrico, Normanno, Raimondo)
Part 1: Scene 3: Your suspicions are confirmed now (Normanno, Enrico, Raimondo, Chorus)
Part 1: Scene 3: All in vain do you try (Enrico, Raimondo, Chorus)
Part 1: Scene 4: Introduction
Part 1: Scene 4: He is not here yet! ... (Lucia, Alisa)
Part 1: Scene 4: In deepest night a silence reigned (Lucia, Alisa)
Part 1: Scene 4: When, in the burning ecstasy (Lucia, Alisa)
Part 1: Scene 4: Scene: Here is Edgardo ... (Alisa, Edgardo, Lucia)
Part 1: Scene 4: Duet: Pray remember that my father (Edgardo, Lucia)
Part 1: Scene 4: Let us swear to love for ever (Edgardo, Lucia)
Part 1: Scene 4: Imagine when the breezes sigh (Lucia, Edgardo)
Part 2: Act I Scene 1: Scene: Lucia is coming to you soon (Normanno, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Come here to me, Lucia (Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Duet: In my eyes, as I approach you (Lucia, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Duet: In secret I suffered the loneliness (Lucia, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: What is that? (Lucia, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Your refusal will destroy me (Enrico, Lucia)
Part 2: Act I Scene 3: Scene and Aria: At last! (Lucia, Raimondo)
Part 2: Act I Scene 3: Ah! Listen, listen to friendly guidance (Raimondo, Lucia)
Part 2: Act I Scene 3: In making such a sacrifice (Raimondo, Lucia)
Introduction. "J'ai pas envie de faire ma page"
Bébé a été sage?
Ca m'est égal!
"Votre serviteur humble, Bergère"
Ding, ding, ding, ding
How's your mug?
Keng-ca-fou, Mah-jong
"Oh! Ma belle tasse chinoise!"
Arrière! Je réchauffe les bons
Adieu, pastourelles!
"Ah! C'est Elle! C'est Elle!"
Toi, le coeur de la rose
"Deux robinets coulent dans un réservoir!"
Oh! Ma tête!
Duo miaulé
Musique d'insectes, de rainettes
"Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin!"
Où es-tu? Je te cherche ...
Ronde des Chauves-Souris "Rends-la moi...tsk,tsk..."
Danse des rainettes
Sauve-toi, sotte! Et la cage? La cage?
La Cage, c'était pour mieux voir ta pretesse
"Ah! C'est l'Enfant au couteau"
Il a pansé la plaie ...
Il est bon, l'Enfant, il est sage
Prélude: Très lent
Scene 1: "They told me to take a streetcar named Desire" (Blanche, Eunice)
"Blanche!" / "Stella! Oh Stella!" (Stella, Blanche)
I can hardly stand it (Stella)
You left! I stayed and I struggled! (Blanche, Stella)
I... I... I... took the blows on my face (Blanche, Stella)
Hey Mitch! Come back here (Stanley, Steve, Mitch, Eunice)
You must be Stanley. I'm Blanche (Blanche, Stanley, Stella)
Scene 2: "Hiyah, sweetheart" (Stanley, Stella)
Let me enlighten you on a point or two (Stanley, Stella)
Hello Stanley. Do you mind? (Blanche, Stanley, Stella)
Here! There are thousands of papers (Blanche, Stanley, Stella)
Scene 3: "Well, I ought to be getting home" (Mitch, Stanley, Steve, Stella, Blanche)
Yes? Oh, hello (Blanche, Mitch, Stanley, Stella, Steve)
"Stella!" / "Stanley, that's my... What are you doing" (Blanche, Stella, Stanley, Steve, Mitch, Eunice)
"Hmmm..." / "Stella? Stella?" (Stella, Blanche)


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