On Monday, Nov. 4, the Monday Night Concert Series will feature a performance by College of Charleston faculty member and Soprano Anna Steenerson, who recently directed the College of Charleston Opera’s production of American Gothic. Joining her will be Robin Zemp on piano, Kelly McElrath Vaneman on oboe, Christopher Vaneman on flute, and bass-baritone David Young.
The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip Street. Admission is $10 at the door and free for College of Charleston students with I.D.
The program will include:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
“Ch’io mi scordi di te?…Non temer, amato bene” K. 505
L’aio de rotso
Malurous qu’o uno fenno
Meine Liebe ist grün Op. 63 No. 5
Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Op. 105 No. 2
Geheimnis Op. 71 No. 3
Von ewiger Liebe Op. 48 No. 1
Wanting You from The New Moon
Will You Remember (Sweetheart) from Maytime
My Heart is So Full of You from Most Happy Fella
Anna Steenerson, a native of Mauldin, South Carolina, received her Masters Degree from Indiana University and has since bowed with opera companies such as Des Moines Metro Opera, Pensacola Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Glow Lyric Theatre.
Roles to her credit include Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, the title role in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Blanche in Dialogue des Carmélites, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Just Jeanette in Edwin Penhorwood’s Too Many Sopranos, Despina in Cosí fan tutte, and Pamina in The Magic Flute.
In 2005 she was thrilled to workshop Ned Rorem’s opera Our Town and then sang the role of Emily in the world premiere the following year, receiving a positive review in The New York Times and Opera News among others. Steenerson also has been a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony, and is a three-time district winner of the South Carolina Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
She is a member of the voice faculty at the College of Charleston and is the Assistant Director of the College of Charleston Opera Theatre. She made her directorial debut with the 2012 fall production, Brush Up Your Shakespeare and then returned as director for this fall’s production of American Gothic.