Concord Library Outreach

Solo Opera is excited to present a free holiday multi-cultural outreach project at the Concord Library entitled Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena (Lucinda and the Flowers of Christmas Eve). The story is based on the Mexican folktale about the first poinsettia. In preparation for producing the full opera in 2025, the opera company and a Concord librarian will be sharing some highlights from the show as well as reading the book version by Tomie dePaola- The Legend of the Poinsettia in both English and Spanish. Mezzo-soprano, Leandra Ramm, will be performing a couple selections from the show and leading the audience in a sing-along. Families and kids will also enjoy making a poinsettia craft and a chance to win some prizes. 
 
 
 
 
Artist photo and bio below
Leandra Ramm- Solo Opera Library Outreach
Leandra Ramm

Leandra Ramm (mezzo-soprano) has appeared with San Francisco Symphony in Ecstacy at SoundBox, and soloist in both Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Bach’s Magnificat. Other recent performances include L’enfant et les Sortileges (Pacific Symphony), Anybodys in West Side Story (Opera San Jose) and Cunning Little Vixen (West Edge Opera). Ms. Ramm is often found on Bay Area stages including San Francisco Opera, Cal Performances, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and American Bach Soloists. International appearances include Buxton Opera House (UK) and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Appearing regularly with Solo Opera, she has performed in their Opera in the Park concerts and Concord’s Fourth of July Parade entries, and was a lead in their 2022 show, The Four Note Opera. She is featured on San Francisco Opera Guild’s cast album of Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena under Albany Records.