Melissa-Marie Shriner: Arias and Songs


Saturday, February 6, 2016 / 18:00 - 21:00

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18:00 — Dinner

19:00 — Recital

Recital Program

  1. Caro Mio Ben – Giordani
  2. I know that my Redeemer Liveth (Messiah) – Handel
  3. Ave Maria – Schubert
  4. Après in Rêve – Fauré
  5. O quand je dors – Liszt
  6. O Lieb – Liszt
  7. Cavalleria Rusticana (Parasztbecsület) – Intermezzo – Mascagni (piano)
  8. Deh vieni non tardar (Le nozze di Figaro) – Mozart
  9. Je Dis que Rien ne m’epouvante (Carmen Act 3) – Bizet
  10. O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) – Puccini
  11. Song to the Moon (Rusalka) – Dvorak
  12. É strano/Sempre Libera (La traviata) – Verdi
  13. Manon Lescaut – Intermezzo Puccini (piano)
  14. A királyleány dala (János vitéz) – Kacsóh
  15. Vilja dal (Víg özvegy) – Lehár

About the Artists

Melissa-Marie Shriner

Melissa-Marie Shriner

Melissa-Marie Shriner is well known as a versatile performer in recitals, concerts, and self-produced shows, throughout southern Ontario and upstate New York. With her feet solidly planted in both the classical and jazz worlds, Melissa-Marie Shriner regularly performs as soloist with the Avanti Chamber Singers, as a guest soloist with Choralis Camerata and Nickel City Opera (Buffalo), with The Melissa-Marie Shriner Jazz Trio, as the featured artist in the “In the Village” concert series in Niagara, along with various other musical incarnations.

Ms Shriner holds a solid reputation as a vocal pedagogue mainly through Melissa Shriner Vocal Studio in Jordan Station, also having served as vocal coach at Big Voice Studios in Toronto and as vocal/choral workshop clinician at various high schools in the Niagara Region.

Ms Shriner is the creative force behind the successful “In the Village” concert series, now in its 5th season, presented by Bella Music Productions in Niagara, for which she serves as Artistic Director, Producer, and Performer.

Recordings accompanied by the flute player Márk Fülep and Erik Gerő:

Le Rossignol – L. Delibes Deh Vieni Non Tardar – Mozart


Gábor Finta

Gábor Finta was born and educated in Hungary. His post-secondary musical studies between 1963-1970 led to a degree in piano, choral conducting and music education from the Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest, Hungary. He also studied in Germany at the International Musikseminar in Weimar. After graduation he taught at the Liszt Academy’s Teacher Training Institute and became the director of the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory in Miskolc. After immigrating to Canada in 1982 he taught piano (his students won many prizes; among them the 1991 Ontario Young Artist competition) and appeared as soloist in Ottawa, Brandon, Calgary, London, Brockville. He collaborated with many artists as piano accompanist, instructed at Carleton and Ottawa Universities and has an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. His compositions include pieces written for piano, chorus, solo voice, orchestra and other instruments and have been performed at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival Music and Beyond, in Hungary and several other countries.

On the Dinner’s Menu


Vegetable Soup


Breaded Chicken Legs with Parsley Seasoned Potatoes and Sour Beets



cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea


Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Friday, February 5th. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Bookings are closed for this event.