Ptak holds opera concert at St. Patrick’s in LaSalle
LASALLE — Operatic soprano, Sara Ptak of Peru, daughter of Ann Leydon-Ptak and Mark Ptak will give a vocal recital, A Celebration of Song, at St. Patrick Church, 725 Fourth St., at 7 p.m. Aug. 22. She will perform three song cycles by composers Albon Berg, Claude Debussey and Samual Barber as well as two Franz Schubert lieder. Admission is $10.
Ptak received a Master of Vocal Performance from Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal last spring. Her accompanist, Daniel Schlosberg, has been Artist in Residence at Notre Dame University since 2005.
On stage,Ptak sang the roles of Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel,” Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni,” Susanna in “The Marriage of Figaro,” Juno in Montiverdi’s “L’Orfeo,” Drusilla in “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” and Mystery in Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen.”
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