If you haven't bought your tickets yet for Metropolitan Opera star Denyce Graves' performance Feb. 20 at Reichhold Center for the Arts, you'd better hurry. They're going fast.
Graves, as many Virgin Islanders know, is a superstar in the opera world. And with good reason.
The American mezzo-soprano has been acclaimed internationally for her portrayal of the title role in Bizet's "Carmen," and for her role of Dalila in Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila," where she sang opposite Placido Domingo in several performances last year at the Met in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
The young diva has performed around the world, including a recent engagement at the Paris Opera Bastille with Domingo.
Nor is she a stranger to television. She got rave reviews for her 1997 Christmas special on PBS and BET called "Denyce Graves: A Cathedral Christmas," filmed at the National Cathedral in Washington, and has been featured on CBS's "60 Minutes."
"A Night at the Opera" at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Reichhold is sponsored by the Birch Forum and co-sponsored by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and Chase Manhattan Bank. It will feature arias, classics and spirituals.
Tickets are $50, $25 and $5, which reflects the Birch Forum's commitment to ensuring that everyone can attend the outstanding performers it brings to St. Thomas.
To see and hear Denyce Graves, go directly to her website www.denycegraves.com