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Degree Recital: Zachary Rude, MM Voice

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 7:30pm
Zachary Rude, MM Voice

A master's degree recital by Zachary Rude, voice student of Thomas Harper. With Jieun Kim, piano; Lim Forgey, narration.


Johannes Brahms: Die Schöne Magelone 
 Jieun Kim, piano; Lim Forgey, narration

Program Note

Die Schöne Magelone is a 15 song cycle by Johannes Brahms based on the epic, Romantic poem by Ludwig Tieck. Each song is preceded by a chapter of prose which tells the story of Count Peter of Provence. Peter is inspired by a minstrel who tells of the wonders of travel. He promises adventure, glory, and the potential for love to the young Count. On his travels, Peter proves himself as a knight in tournaments, but his attention quickly becomes fixed on The Fair Magelone. He woes her with songs and a token of his affection: three rings given to Peter by his mother in hope that he gives them to the woman he is going to marry. Peter and The Fair Magelone decide to elope. However, on the night of their wedding, they are separated at sea by a terrible storm. Peter is captured by sailors from a warring nation, and The Fair Magelone finds shelter in a shepherd’s hut. They both wonder, “Must there be a separation?” Will the young couple ever find themselves together again?


Zachary Rude, MM Voice

Tenor Zachary Rude is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance. He is currently a student in the Master of Music program at the University of Washington in the studio of Professor Thomas Harper. Zach has sung roles such as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Barber of Seville (Concordia), Hans Sach’s trainer in David Little’s Vinkensport (University of Washington), and Philemon in Haydn’s marionette-opera Philemon und Baucis (University of Washington). Zach will be singing with Tacoma Opera in their upcoming 2023-2024 season as part of their Young Artist Program. He is also a tenor staff singer at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Seattle. Zach is a teacher of dozens of students at Moore Brothers Music in Sammamish where he teaches piano and voice.