One of the most beloved opera singers of our time, Frederica von Stade, returns to the Newport Music Festival in a special evening of stunning vocal repertoire. Ms. von Stade’s impressive versatility as a gifted singing actress and exquisite interpreter of opera and art song firmly established her glorious talent early in her career. Her incredible character portrayal and dazzling vocal prowess have kept her in demand throughout the world ever since. Full of love and laughter, Ms. Von Stade recounts her life and career through her anecdotes and vocal selections. In collaboration with composer Jake Heggie, America’s most accomplished and renowned contemporary composer of operas and art songs, at the piano, this evening is not to be missed.