Written by Laryssa Lapychak Courtney
Photo: At the final concert of The Washington Group Cultural Fund’s 25th anniversary season (standing from left): are Laryssa Courtney, Yaro Bihun, Stefania Dovhan, Rosalie Norair, Chrystia Sonevytsky and Christine Lucyk.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – For the last concert of The Washington Group Cultural Fund’s 25th anniversary season (www.twgcf.org), soprano Stefania Dovhan, who lives in Berlin with a thriving operatic career in Europe, sang arias and songs in five languages to a full house of avid admirers.
This recital on May 19, as most of the performances in TWGCF’s Sunday Music Series, was at the Lyceum in historic Old Town Alexandria, just across the Potomac River from Washington. The program included works by Barvinsky, Bellini,
Donizetti, Duparc, Poulenc, Puccini, Rossini and Strauss.
Following a standing ovation, a lovely spirited rendition of “I Could Have Danced All Night” by Lerner and Loewe from “My Fair Lady” was the icing on the cake.
Ms. Dovhan is the complete package: beautiful voice, beautiful expression and wonderful acting and stage presence.
Following the recital, Co-Directors of TWGCF Laryssa Courtney and Christine Lucyk presented awards to Yaro Bihun, Rosalie Norair and Chrystia Sonevytsky for 25 years of outstanding service to the Cultural Fund.