Erich Parce

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Erich Parce, baritone, is a frequent vocalist with Music of Remembrance. He performed the world premieres of Paul Schoenfield’s 2003 Pulitzer-finalist Camp Songs and Lori Laitman’s Holocaust 1944, Fathers, and The Seed of Dream, recorded on Naxos. The baritone, drawing upon his career singing with opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Greater Miami Opera, L’Opéra de Nice and L’Opéra de Montréal, has turned to stage direction. Staged productions include MOR’s 2006 Brundibár (Naxos), and with other companies, La bohème, La traviata, The Magic Flute, Gianni Schicchi, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Susannah.

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Recordings

Camp Songs & Ghetto Songs
 
American composer and pianist Paul Schoenfield is at the keyboard for two searing, heart-piercing works commissioned by Music of Remembrance. Schoenfield gives voice to the words of two brilliant poets - one a Holocaust survivor, one murdered - and the range of their emotions through rage, bitter... Read more
For a Look or a Touch
 
Young American composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s “brilliant, moving work” (American Record Guide) is based on the true story of two gay teenage lovers the Holocaust tore apart forever. With an elegiac piece for cello and string quartet, In Memoriam, by Gerard... Read more
Brundibár
 
Opera News called MOR’s Brundibár recording on Naxos one of the top ten opera recordings of 2007. In coordination with MOR, Naxos has created a podcast interview with Ela Stein Weissberger, who survived the Terezín concentration camp. She played the role of the Cat in the... Read more
Art From Ashes
 
Called a “rewarding musical start” (Gramophone), MOR’s Grammy-nominated first recording includes Robert Dauber’s Serenata, Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet, Herman Berlinski’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, and two MOR commissions: Camp Songs--with... Read more