Darci Bultema, soprano and Lori Sens, mezzo soprano will present music from Catalonia, Argentina, Columbia and Brazil as well as Sephardic Songs from as long ago as the 14th century.
A captivating and compelling performer, soprano Darci Bultema has performed on the operatic stage in a variety of roles, such as La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, The Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and Lavinia in Bononcini’s Camilla. Originally from North Dakota, Bultema has brought her talent and versatility to opera companies across the United States via Florida Grand Opera, Tulsa Opera, Washington Opera, Baltimore Opera, Natchez Opera, Sounds of South Dakota, Peabody Opera, and the Fargo Moorhead Opera.
Lori is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studies with Martha Randall. Her dissertation project, Sephardic Art Song: A Musical Legacy of the Sephardic Disapora, explores the Sephardic Art Song repertoire from the Western classical perspective. Over the past year, she has introduced this repertoire to audiences through solo recitals, in addition to her lectures on the history, language, and culture of the Sephardim, and elements and stylistic features of Sephardic music. Recently, she presented her research at the 14th Barcelona Festival of Song in Barcelona, Spain.