Far Cry From Bliss (1994)

Dagmar Onassis, Greek American Contralto, will give her only New York recital this season in Far Cry From Bliss, at St. Marks Church on the Bouwerie, on June 28th, 1994, at 8:30 pm.  Mme. Onassis will sing and physically inhabit a selection of arias and songs by Bizet, Boito, Mahler, Gounod and Joni Mitchell.
Piano accompaniment by Zecca Esquibel
Lighting design by Emily Stork
Hair by Bobby Miller

“Her mouth opens…it is a far cry from bliss. Could it be the sound of contentment ringing through the forest? Or a sober recognition of a less than graceful lot? One vacillates, not knowing whether to laugh or to cry.”  The Mona Lisa


Ave Maria (C.Gounod after J.S.Bach)
Fugue (J.S.Bach)
My Father (Judy Collins)
Blue (Joni Mitchell)
Ging heut morgen übers Feld (Gustav Mahler)
Suite from Carmen (George Bizet)
Themes From Stonewall (Dame Wheila Brie)
L’Altra Notte In Fondo Al Mare (Arrigo Boito)

Photo by Paula Court