Our Annual Recital featured mezzo-soprano Shanley Horvitz accompanied by pianist Craig Ketter in a selection of pieces by Wagner (including the Wesendonck Lieder), Ravel, Dvořák, and Janáček. Ms. Horvitz was the WSNY’s 2022 Lauch awardee and has been reviewed “to spin lovely, warm legato phrases, replete with ease of emission, dynamic variety, elegance, yet holding obvious power in reserve.”
About Shanley Horvitz:
Shanley had a fruitful competition season in 2022 winning 1st place of the International Orpheus Competition, 2nd place Opera San Jose Irene Dalis Competition, 2nd place Pasadena Vocal Competition, 1st place Houston Gilbert & Sullivan Career Grant Competition, 3rd place Opera Florham, 1st place of the 2021 Mario Lanza Institute Competition, 1st place of the Vienna Summer Music Festival. Recent debuts of Anacoana in Franchetti’s Cristoforo Colombo with Teatro Grattacielo, Jezibaba, Rusalka, and the title role in Bizet’s Carmen which she debuted in concert at Carnegie Hall. Recently she also debuted Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni at Palais Ehrbar, where she was seen in concert with the PolyMuse Orchestra under Maestro Anton Yeretsky. Shanley is from the Philadelphia area and based part time in Liguria, Italy; she is a graduate of Westminster Choir College.