About Susan

Susan Mohini Kane, soprano-professor-author American soprano, Susan Mohini Kane's "crystal-clear voice and impeccable technique" (LA Culture Spot Magazine) has captured audiences in performances of opera, oratorio, art song, and classical cabaret. Kane's solo CD recording: A MOMENT OF JOY, released in 2010 inspired these reviews: “This series of art songs and arias brings phrase after phrase of artful music." (McKinney) Music Web International hails Kane's CD as "a truly inspirational disc." Her second CD, for voice and piano with pianist Sunha Yoon, is an entire playlist of vocalizes for calm and relaxation, was recorded in December 2013, and is due to be released in the fall of 2014. Susan Mohini Kane and pianist, Kristof Van Grysperre, (Kristof and Kane), debuted their classical cabaret show in Ghent, Belgium. Their LA debut was at The Gardenia in Hollywood “where it stunned those in attendance through the sheer musical command of these two performers.” (Cabaret West Newsletter) Please visit www.kristofandkane.com for more information about this performing duo. Kane’s recent orchestral performances include the Brahms' A GERMAN REQUIEM, Dvorak’s TE DEUM, Handel's MESSIAH, Mendelssohn's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and the Saint-Saëns CHRISTMAS ORATORIO for the Bakersfield Symphony, the California Philharmonic, and the Schantz Music Series in Encinitas, CA. Kane's most recent opera roles include Donna Anna in COSI FAN TUTTI by Mozart and Michaëla in LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN adapted from CARMEN by Bizet. Kane maintains a blog on singing, a performing schedule and a private studio as well as being a full professor at CSULA where she teaches voice and directs the opera. Her book, The 21st Century Singer: Bridging the Gap Between the University and the World is due to be published by Oxford University Press in November 2014. For more information please see her website: www.smkane.com.

12-12-12 Kristof & Kane in Duel Duet at Gardenia

12-12-12 Kristof & Kane in Duel Duet at The Gardenia – Come Rain or Come Shine!

Both Kristof Van Grysperre and Susan Kane hold doctorates in music from from distinguinshed conservatories: Kristof from USC, and Kane from the Cincinnati Convervatory of Music. This show, directed by Belgian film director, Lieven Debrauwer, has been presented at the Tinnenpot Theatre in Ghent, and made its Los Angeles premiere at The Gardenia in October, where it stunned those in attendance through the sheer musical command of these two performers.

Scripted as farce, its storyline serves as a clever vehicle to present such divergent yet juicy fare as material from Sondheim’s Company along with selections from Piaf and Puccini to Betty Boop to the piloerecting Flower Duet from Lakmé—perhaps even more affecting heard in the intimacy of The Gardenia than at The Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Less “Ricky and Lucy go to the opera,” and more “Victor Borge and Anna Russell come to The Gardenia,” their show has an appeal that extends not only to regular Gardeniaphiles but also to any of the town’s classical music enthusiasts who appreciate a healthy dose of sophisticated musical humor. (Tom Rolla, proprietor of Gardenia)

Gardenia 323-467-7444 Dinner from 7pm & Showtime 9pm

TICKETS: $15 (door), $12 (reservations)
$9 (students/seniors)/Min 2 drinks
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