Saturday May 27, 2017 at 3 PM

Cristina Nassif in Concert

10th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

Janet & Imre Szilagyi Center for the Performing & Visual Arts
Rowlesburg, WV.

This Memorial Day weekend Cristina Nassif celebrates the 10th Anniversary of The River City Festival of the Arts, revisiting her favorite Operatic arias, Broadway Show tunes, songs, and duets from past seasons. Having been a part of the River City Festival since its inception, Ms. Nassif has cherished the opportunity to carry on its mission over the last decade. This year's program will include works by Bizet, Puccini, Giordano, Léhar, Lara, Lacalle, Rogers, and Lloyd-Webber, among others, and will be accompanied by Laura Ward.

Pianist and Co-founding Artistic Director of Philadelphia's Lyric Fest, Ms. Ward has been gracing Philadelphia audiences with her powerful, sensitive accompanying since 1998. As a distinguished collaborative pianist, she performs regularly with renowned classical artists and is known for both her technical ability and vast knowledge of repertoire and styles.

Ms. Nassif's husband, baritone Jamie Kotmair, and her father Dr. Thomas J. Nassif -- a native of the West Virginia town where the festival was founded -- will make guest appearances on the program. A reception will follow the concert in the River City Café.

Tickets may be purchased at the door: $15/$7.
For further information regarding weekend events see http://www.rowlesburg.info/river-city-festival.html

 

Sunday November 13 & Monday November 14, 2016

A Neighborhood of Friends

Soprano

Lyric Fest

In a program designed for children and families, Actor Jake Miller and Student-Actor Mia Rosof-Mallory introduce songs from a variety of world cultures all found here in this patchwork quilt country of America. This concert is a celebration of the music and rich traditions of our many immigrant communities. Artists include Jean Bernard Cerin, Baritone; Cristina Nassif, Soprano; Misoon Ghim, Mezzo Soprano; and Laura Ward, Piano.

Saturday May 28, 2016 at 3 PM

Cristina Nassif and Jamie Kotmair In Recital

9th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

The Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, Inc. and the River City Festival Committee announce the return of soprano Cristina Nassif and baritone Jamie Kotmair in an afternoon of music presented as part of the 9th Annual River City Festival of the Arts. With musical degrees from The New England Conservatory, The Academy of Vocal Arts, and the University of Maryland, and accompanied on the piano by Rowlesburg native Dr. Thomas J. Nassif, audience members will be treated to a varied program of arias and duets from Art songs and cycles, to Opera, Operetta and Broadway in English, Italian, Spanish, and German.

Thursday May 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Le Nozze di Figaro

Susanna

"Mozart in Vienna" at the Austrian Embassy

The Embassy of Austria
International Court, Washington, DC

Musical Director Joe Walsh, piano
Muriel Von Villas, Stage Director

Cast includes:
Bass Eduardo Castro as Figaro
Soprano Nancy Scimone as Countess Almaviva
Baritone Jose Sacin as Count Almaviva
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Edewaard Weidle as Cherubino

This staged performance at the beautiful Embassy of Austria commemorates the 230th anniversary of the debut of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in Vienna, Austria and will be accompanied by String Quintet.

Tickets are available, however there is limited seating.
Please purchase tickets via the "Mozart in Vienna" website www.mozartinviennapresents.com using discount code: FIGAROCN

Saturday May 23, 2015 at 3 PM

Cristina Nassif and Jamie Kotmair In Recital

8th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

Thomas Nassif, pianist

The Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, Inc. and the River City Festival Committee announce the return of soprano Cristina Nassif and baritone Jamie Kotmair in a delightful afternoon of music presented as part of the 8th Annual River City Festival of the Arts. With musical degrees from The New England Conservatory, The Academy of Vocal Arts, and the University of Maryland, and accompanied on the piano by Rowlesburg native Dr. Thomas J. Nassif, the artists will offer a varied program of art songs, arias, show tunes and duets by Caldara, Carissimi, Durante, Dvořák, Finzi, Gluck, Rachmaninoff, Rossini, Scarlatti and more.

The performance will take place in the Janet and Imre Szilagyi Center for the Performing and Visual Arts

Friday May 15, 2015

Carmen

Carmen

Opera Camerata of Washington

The Embassy of Spain

Gregory Buchalter, conductor

Sunday March 22, 2015 at 2 PM

Pergolesi "Stabat Mater"

Soprano Soloist

First Presbyterian Church

Cristina Nassif, soprano
Jennifer Hsiung, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Senn, organ

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's sublime setting of the Stabat Mater, as well as other shorter musical works centering on Lenten themes. The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $20.

First Presbyterian Church
201 South 21st Street (at Walnut St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.567.0532

Sunday April 6, 2014 at 5 PM

Pergolesi "Stabat Mater"

Soprano Soloist

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Cristina Nassif, soprano
Jennifer Hsiung, mezzo soprano
John Grecia, organ

Additional works on the program also featuring Jamie Kotmair, baritone

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
36 E. Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA

Suggested Donation: $15 per person

Sunday January 19, 2014 at 3 PM

A Birthday Toast! Bel Cantanti Opera's 10th Anniversary Concert

Soloist

Bel Cantanti Opera

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD

In the last decade, over three hundred singers have become part of the Bel Cantanti Opera family and almost fifty different shows have been performed. From its first Amahl and the Night Visitors in December 2003 to its most recent production of Die Fledermaus in December 2013, Bel Cantanti Opera (founded and led by its Musical Director, Dr. Katerina Souvorova) has been recognized again and again for its successful mission to provide an affordable and viable option for singers and audiences alike to experience the magic of high quality opera. More than twenty singers return to sing on this 10th anniversary concert. You are invited to join them in celebrating music of the past, present and future, to hear your favorite singers and to become acquainted with those new to you.

Tickets are sold online and at the door.
Adult: $38,40. Senior: $35. Student: $15.
Groups of 10 and more: $30.
(Please mention that you would like to be added to the Nassif Group to receive the discounted ticket price of $30.)

Friday November 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Rachmaninoff Songs, Arias and Duets

Soloist

Bel Cantanti Opera

Works of S. Rachmaninoff

This concert of well known Russian songs, unknown romances and operatic music will include projections of Russian art of 18th through 21st century as well as English translations of the Russian texts. Other performers include Huanhuan Ma, Ashley Alden, Gustavo Ahualli, Jeffrey Springer, and Michal Celentano, accompanied by Artistic Director of Bel Cantanti Opera, Dr. Katerina Souvorova.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington,
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD

Ticket information (sold online and at the door):
(240) 230-7372
or
tickets@belcantanti.com

October 18, 19 & 20, 2013

Broadway and Beyond

Soloist

Lyric Opera Virginia

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:00pm
The American Theatre, Hampton

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00pm
Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond

Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:30pm
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach

Part of Lyric Opera Virginia's 2013-2013 Season, this recital of Opera Arias, Broadway Songs and Duets will also feature soprano Aundi Marie Moore and baritone Jonathan Estabrooks as well as General and Artistic Director Joe Walsh as Master of Ceremonies and pianist.

This event lasts 90 minutes and will be presented without intermission.

May 25, 2013

In Recital

River City Festival of the Arts

Also featuring:
Jamie Kotmair, baritone
Lucas Tannous, tenor
and
Thomas Nassif, pianist

The Janet and Imre Szilagyi Center for the Performing and Visual Arts

Wednesday March 27, 2013

Gala Program

Soprano Soloist

The Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts

A Gala of Works by Giuseppe Verdi
accompanied by the
Tbilisi State Opera Orchestra
conducted by
Maestro Gianluca Marcianò

Auditorium Emile Bustani
Hotel Al Bustan
Beirut, Lebanon

Saturday March 23, 2013

Verdi Requiem

Soprano Soloist

The Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts

accompanied by the
Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by
Maestro Gianluca Marcianò

Saint Joseph Jesuit Church
Beirut, Lebanon

Dates Late February - Early March 2013

Carmen

Carmen

Raymond Gubbay

London's Royal Albert Hall

CAST A
Cristina Nassif - Carmen
Noah Stewart - Don Jose
Elizabeth Atherton - Micaela

PERFORMANCES (subject to change)
Thursday 21 February - 7:30 PM
Saturday 23 February - 2:30 PM
Sunday 24 February - 2:30 PM
Wednesday 27 February - 7:30 PM
Thursday 28 February - 7:30 PM
Saturday 2 March - 7:30 PM
Sunday 3 March - 7:30 PM

Saturday May 26, 2012 at 3pm

Cristina Nassif and Jamie Kotmair in Concert

River City Arts Festival

The Janet and Imre Szilagyi Center for the Performing and Visual Arts
Rowlesburg, WV


Cristina Nassif, soprano
Jamie Kotmair, baritone
Dr. Thomas Nassif, piano

Husband and wife perform solo and duet selections from Opera, Operetta, Zarzuela, Art song and Broadway by composers Barbieri, Di Capua, Gounod, Mascagni, Mozart, Porter, Rodgers, and Verdi.

Donation $15

January 27 & 29, 2012

Cavalleria Rusticana

Santuzza

Opera Tampa

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, Florida 33602

Performances in Carol Morsani Hall on
Friday January 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
and
Sunday January 29, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Conducted by Anton Coppola
Directed by Michael Shell

CAST
Santuzza - Cristina Nassif
Turiddu - Scott Piper
Alfio - Michael Corvino
Lola - Dawn Pierce
Mamma Lucia - Susan Nicely

January 27 & 29, 2012

I Pagliacci

Nedda

Opera Tampa

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, Florida 33602

Performances in Carol Morsani Hall on
Friday January 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
and
Sunday January 29, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Conducted by Anton Coppola
Directed by Michael Shell

CAST
Nedda/Columbine - Cristina Nassif
Canio/Paglaccio - Scott Piper
Tonio/Taddeo - Michael Corvino
Silvio - Keith Harris
Beppe/Harlequin - Ian O'Brien

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 3 PM

An Afternoon Concert

4th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

The Janet and Imre Szilagyi Center
for the Performing and Visual Arts

Rowlesburg, West Virginia

with:
Jamie Kotmair, baritone
and
Thomas J. Nassif, piano

Don't miss this chance to hear soprano Cristina Nassif and -- back by popular demand -- baritone Jamie Kotmair. Accompanied at the piano by Thomas J. Nassif, the couple presents a recital of duets, Operatic arias, Broadway Show tunes, Art songs, and Popular Civil War Era songs (commemorating the Sesquicentennial of Civil War in West Virginia) by composers George F. Handel, Robert Schumann, Francesco Cilea, Stephen Foster, Edvard Grieg, Franz Lehar and more.

For more information on this and other 2011 River City Festival artists and events to take place this coming Memorial Day Weekend, click the link above or send an email to annarnas@aol.com

April 17, 2011

"Les Nuits d’ Eté" by Hector Berlioz

Soprano Soloist

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra

Sylvia Alimena, Conductor

Sunday April 17, 2011 at 3 pm

1. Villanelle
2. Le spectre de la rose
3. Sur les lagunes
4. Absence
5. Au cimetière
6. L'île inconnue

"Les nuits d'été" op. 7 (Summer Nights) is a song cycle based on a setting of six poems by Théophile Gautier. Completed in 1841 and initially composed for either baritone, contralto, or mezzo-soprano and piano, the song cycle has since been adapted for soprano voice, and also with full orchestral accompaniment.

The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, one of the nation's premiere chamber ensembles, has rapidly become well known for its exceptional performances and diverse repertoire. Founded in 1992, and comprised of twenty-one members of the world-renowned National Symphony Orchestra, the membership also represents a convergence of members from Washington's great chamber ensembles, including the American Chamber players, the Capitol Woodwind Quintet, the National Musical Arts Society, and the Chamber Soloists of Washington. Its members have been featured as soloists in all of the finest recital series, including the Corcoran, the Phillips Collection, the Dumbarton Concert Series, the Terrace Theater and the Library of Congress and also as concert soloists with the National Symphony and orchestras throughout the country.

March 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 and April 1, 3, 6, 8, & 10 2011

Bizet's Carmen

Carmen

Opera Africa

February 12 & 13, 2011

Carmen

Carmen

Allentown Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3 PM

I've Got Rhythm

Soloist

Lyric Fest

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

Lyric Fest tips its top hat to the art of the dance in song. This toe-tapping, dance inspired tribute to rhythm is creatively crafted for kids of all ages. Featuring a fabulous cast of singers along with Philadelphia dancer/choreographer Myra Bazell and dancers from SCRAP Dance Company. Enjoy songs and dances from around the world…tangos and habaneras, minuets and waltzes, rhumbas, mazurkas, reels and more. With guest vocal artists: Timothy Bentch, Wes Mason, and the beautiful Motets of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Mark Anderson, director.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
Adults $10/Students $5.
Season Subscriptions and Group Rates available.
Buy tickets at www.LyricFest.org, call 215-438-1702, or at the door.

October 23, 2010

A Night at the Opera

Soloist

Bucks County Choral Society

Saturday October 23, 2010 at 8 PM

With guest soloists from the Academy of Vocal Arts:
Olivia Vote, mezzo soprano
John Viscardi, tenor
Scott Conner, bass-baritone

September 29, 2010

Alive...with music!

Soloist

Allentown Symphony

A private party previewing
The Allentown Symphony's
60th Anniversary Celebration


Wednesday, September 29th from 6:30-8:30 PM

On-Stage at Symphony Hall
Invitees will be treated to an intimate, live preview portrayal of Carmen by Ms. Nassif -- who performs Bizet's title character in the Symphony's February 2011 production -- accompanied by pianist, Jose Melendez.

August 13, 17, 19, 21 2010

Don Giovanni

Donna Elvira

Opera North

Lebanon Opera House

Friday June 25, 2010 at 8 PM

Pasión por la Zarzuela

Soloist

Carnegie Hall

Weill Recital Hall

Saturday May 29, 2010 at 3 PM

Solo Concert

Soprano

River City Festival of the Arts

A concert of oratorio, opera, art song and broadway accompanied by Dr. Thomas J. Nassif.

May 21 - 23, 2010

Carmen

Carmen

Raymond Gubbay

London's 02 Arena

Accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

March 21, 2010

Grand FINALE with Grand Opera

Soprano Soloist

Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, Lebanon

2010 Festival Theme was Italy:
Prima La Musica
Emile Bustani Auditorium
Al Bustan, Beyt Meri, Lebanon

A solo program of operatic arias and orchestral pieces
with The Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra

February - March 2010

Mozart's Don Giovanni

Donna Elvira

Virginia Opera

Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, VA
George Mason University Performing Arts Center in Fairfax, VA
Carpenter Theater in Richmond, VA

January 29, 30 & 31 2010

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Soprano Soloist

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

November 12, 2009 at 8 PM

Biography in Music - SHAKESPEARE

Soloist

LyricFest

Delaware remounting of
Biography in Music - SHAKESPEARE

Gore Recital Hall
Roselle Center for the Arts
University of Delaware

October 3, 2009

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Soprano Soloist

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

June 27, 28, July 2, 7 & 27, 2009

"Concert in the Park" Series

Soloist

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Opera New Jersey

Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 2:00 PM

OPERA FOR EVERYONE

Soloist

Virginia Opera

May 24, 2009

At the River - A Musical Afternoon with Cristina Nassif and Jamie Kotmair

River City Arts Festival

The Imre and Janet Szilagyi Center for the Performing and Visual Arts

May 3, 8 & 9 2009

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Countess Almaviva

Opera Delaware

The Grand Opera House

April 5, 2009

Strauss' Four Last Songs

Soprano Soloist

McLean Orchestra

February 26 -March 8, 2009

Bizet's Carmen

Carmen

London's Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall
London, England

October 3 & 4, 2008

Bizet's Djamileh

Djamileh

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

April 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM

La Traviata

Violetta

Shreveport Opera

October 12, 14, & 16, 2007

La Traviata

Violetta

Piedmont Opera

May 19, 2007

Carmen

Carmen

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Saturday May 5, 2007

Carmen

Carmen

Shreveport Opera

March - April 2007

I Pagliacci

Nedda

Virginia Opera

December 2, 2006

La Traviata

Violetta

Wichita Grand Opera

September - October 2006

Carmen

Carmen

Virginia Opera

May 27th, 2006

La clemenza di Tito

Vitellia

Washington National Opera

2006

Aleko

Zemphira

Bel Cantanti

2005

Carmen

Carmen

Opera Tampa

2005

La Traviata

Violetta

Virginia Opera

2005

Eugene Onegin

Tatiana

Bel Cantanti

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