By Emily Sorensen
A local graduate turned opera singer will be returning home to perform with her mother’s youth orchestra.
Alize Rozsnyai, who graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School in 2007, has traveled the world, performing in operas and concerts. Now, she’ll be performing a little closer to home, alongside her mother, Alyze Dreiling, and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Soloist Ensemble 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road, Rancho Bernardo.
Rozsnyai, who graduated early from RBHS, was in both the RBHS choir and Madrigals. “They shaped my desire to perform,” said Rozsnyai, who started studying singing at age 12. Rozsnyai will soon begin studying for her master’s degree in opera in Philadelphia, which involves performing four times a year in an opera production, voice lessons, language studies and coaching.
Rozsnyai, who also enjoys performing chamber music, is building up an international resume, performing last summer in Italy, as well as throughout France in 2010. She also recently performed in the role of Susanna in “Le nozze di Figaro,” with the Princeton Symphony. Rozsnyai has been in 20 productions, and said she hopes to be in many more. “I want to perform as much as possible,” she said.
Rozsnyai will be coming home to perform, for the first time, with her mother’s YPO Soloist Ensemble, formerly known as the YPO Philharmonic String Orchestra and Soloist Ensemble. Dreiling, who is the artistic director, said they recently shortened the name of the orchestra to “make things easier.”
Made up of talented local musicians ranging in age from high school to 25, the YPO Soloist Ensemble will be performing works by Hailstork, Mendelssohn, Faure and Massenet, with solo performances by orchestra members Ethan Hsu, Christine Han, Adam Davis and Jacob Celniker. The orchestra has grown recently, now having 23 members, including one very talented 10-year-old violinist, who will performing in most of the major focal point pieces in the concert.
The orchestra will also perform three works with Rozsnyai, who is the concert’s special guest soloist. Rozsnyai and the orchestra will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Mozart and Donizetti. “This is the first time collaborating with my mother,” said Rozsnyai. “She thought it would be a good fit with her current students.”
Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 senior, student and military, and can be purchased at the door, or online at www.eventbrite.com/event/5327520758.