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Degree Recital: Cee E. Adamson, DMA Vocal Performance

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 7:00pm

A degree recital by Cee E. Adamson, DMA Vocal Performance, a student of Carrie Shaw. With Dominico Reyes, piano.


George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) 
Some dire event… Scenes of horror 
from Jephtha, HWV 70 

Franz Joseph Haydn   (1732 – 1809)                             
Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb:2
with String Quartet        
Daren Weissfisch, conductor 



Samuel Coleridge-Taylor   (1875 – 1912)                    
You Lay So Still In The Sunshine
Thou Hast Bewitched Me, Beloved
Thou Art Risen, My Beloved
     from Songs of Sun and Shade (1911)
When I am Dead, My Dearest
Unmindful of the Roses
     from Sorrow Songs, Op. 57



TJ Rubin, composer 
Laura Barati, librettist
Weightless Sea… Your Glass
   from Thirst    
with Karen Dunstan, soprano



Edward Elgar     (1857 – 1934)                                          
Oh, soft was the song
Like to the Damask Rose


Dominico Reyes

Dominico Reyes is a passionate, self-taught pianist who enjoys collaborating with musicians to create the best possible musical experiences and performances together. He has served as collaborative pianist for Boise State University Choir’s, Critical Mass Vocal Artists, the Boise Gay Men’s and Boise Women’s Choruses, and countless school districts and churches throughout Idaho. Dominico excels at running a strong and well-managed rehearsal, sight-reading, voice coaching, and accompanying performances in all their variety. Dominico currently serves as a Professional Collaborative Artist for University of Washington, Tacoma Opera, Magnolia Chorale, Federal Way Choral, Aljoya Thornton Choir, Wallingford United Methodist Church, numerous K-12 choir programs and many other various choirs around the area. Outside of work he enjoys being on the beach, scuba diving, enjoying nature and most importantly, being surrounded by his friends and loved ones. 


Cee E. Adamson (she/they/Mx.), mezzo-soprano, is pursuing the DMA in Vocal Performance at the University of Washington, where she is studying with Dr. Carrie Shaw. Prior to the University of Washington, Cee studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, based in London, where she received the Master of Music and the Master of Performance degrees and was designated a Guildhall Artist. Other education includes the Advanced Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, and undergraduate degrees in music, accounting, and management from Franklin Pierce University. 

Mx. Adamson occupies a fluid place as an operatic talent, capable of treading the beguiling and liminal space between the countertenor and mezzo-soprano. Cee’s vocal versatility has been well showcased in roles as Oberon in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Giulio Cesare in Handel's Giulio Cesare, The Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and tragic and comic roles from Mercedes in Carmen to Florence Pike in Albert Herring. Cee was also requested to appear as a featured supernumerary in Glimmerglass Opera’s production of Philip Glass’s Orphée.

Before turning her full attention to performing, Mx. Adamson served as an arts administrator and educator with several organizations such as Bel Cantanti Opera, Washington Revels, and Glimmerglass Opera. Cee is an avid performer in opera and recitals and has an affinity for the music of Buxtehude, Handel, Schumann, Poulenc, and Wagner. Additionally, Cee enjoys early jazz, music from the Roaring Twenties, Cole Porter, Sarah Vaughan, and contemporary classical music. 

Outside of music, Mx. Adamson is passionate about social justice, higher education administration, fashion, travel, and just about all things pertaining to the United Kingdom.