Nancy Argenta will perform with the Sooke Philharmomic Orchestra.

World renown soprano takes the stage

Nancy Argenta to perform with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano Nancy Argenta’s ethereal voice has enchanted audiences on four continents, and now Argenta brings her acclaimed talent to Sooke (Feb. 25) and Metchosin (Feb. 26) for two concerts with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO).

A teacher at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Argenta is known around the globe for her light, crystalline voice, a repertoire that spans three centuries, and her ability to perform both large-scale works and chamber music. An EMC Solo Virgin Artist, she has recorded over 50 records, including Mozart’s Requiem, The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni. With the SPO, she will perform arias from Mozart’s Idomeneo, Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as arias from Handel’s Rodelinda, Rinaldo, Agrippina and Giulio Cesare.

“It’s (Argenta’s) first time performing with the SPO, and we are extremely privileged,” says SPO conductor Norman Nelson. “She has chosen the repertoire she’s famous for: Mozart and Handel’s beloved favourites. She’s paced the repertoire well — there will be both sobs and shouts of joy.”

In addition to Argenta’s vocal works, the SPO will perform Handel’s Water Music and Mozart’s Symphony No.31, also known as the Paris Symphony, in recognition of the city in which it was composed as well as its distinctly Parisian quality. Under Maestro Nelson, the SPO and guest Argenta are sure to deliver another unforgettable performance.

Tickets for either concert can be purchased in Sooke at Little Vienna Bakery, South Shore Gallery, Wood Travel & Cruise, or Shoppers Drug Mart. Tickets can also be purchased at the Metchosin Country Store or Tom Lee Music in Westshore. Families can also take advantage of the SPO’s “Family Pack” which allows one or two adults with up to four youth to attend for only $30.

Please visit  www.sookephil.ca for more information.

Don’t forget the Academy Awards Extravaganza on Sunday, Feb. 26, the night of the Oscars at the Stickleback. The event is a fundraiser for the Sooke Philharmonic Society and Ayre Manor Lodge.Call Brenda at 250-642-

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