Faces of Love

Soprano Julia Jordan and pianist Jean Desmarais explore the many faces of love through song, from Britten’s patriotic love to Ravel’s new love and more.

Julia Jordan, soprano
Jean Desmarais, piano


New Love

“Be Kind and Courteous to this Gentleman” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 64 (Benjamin Britten)
Cuatro madrigales amatorios (Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre)
Selections from Cinq mélodies populaires grecques (Maurice Ravel)

Familial Love

Goodnight Moon (Eric Whitacre)
“Mio caro bene” from Rodelinda, HWV 19 (G.F. Handel)

Patriotic Love

Selections from On This Island (Benjamin Britten)

Lost Love

Le Miroir, Deux poèmes de Robert Choquette, No. 2 (Lionel Daunais)
When I have Sung my Songs (Ernest Charles)
Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe, Vingt mélodies, Op. 21, No. 4 (Georges Bizet)

Profound Love

“Ritorna, o caro e dolce mio tesoro” from Rodelinda (G.F. Handel)
À Chloris (Reynaldo Hahn)