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"Dissolve, my heart, in floods of tears..."

    “Zerfließe, mein Herze” by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) from The St. John Passion, BWV 245, Aria 35 The haunting lines from this beautiful aria sit up in a comfortable part of my voice. Admittedly, the middle region is … [Read more...]

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Where, then, have the winds chased it, this charming soul of the lilies?

"Romance" Claude Debussy, Heather Hightower, Soprano, Linda Blondel, Piano From Deux Romances, no. 2, L. 79 Performed June 22nd, "The Heart Sings" Vocal Recital at Cove Presbyterian Church, Covesville, VA as part of the Cove Concert Series. … [Read more...]

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"Because with my silence, I give him your love."

“Tanto amore, segreto” by Giacomo Puccini, from Turandot (1858-1924)   [mp3j track="http://www.heatherhightower.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/08-Track-08-1.mp3"] They say that Puccini always had a love affair with one of his … [Read more...]