American Singer, Songwriter, Opera Diva Constance Hauman Releases New Album HIGH TIDES
High Tides is the second album by Constance Hauman. Her critically acclaimed recording, Falling Into Now, made The Guardian's list of the 10 Best Albums of 2015. High Tides features eight new songs written by Hauman and two covers, Everlong by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Les Chemins de l'Amour by French composer, Francis Poulenc. High Tides was produced by Constance Hauman and Ross Pederson - who was also the recording and mix engineer and performs throughout the album on drums, bass and midi.
Check out HIGH TIDES on SoundCloud, here.
Ms. Hauman also acts as music director, keyboardist and producer for the soul, rock, funk band Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, currently on a worldwide tour as the opening act for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelics.
From pulsing pop anthems (Run Sister, Mystic Vision), to doleful and uplifting love ballads (Lonely Xmas, Painful Strangers, Waiting For You, Everlong), High Tides presents two dynamically-charged worlds; the turbulent internal world of human emotions and the majestic awe-inspiring natural world and cosmos both of which uncannily and magically respond to the romantic situations and passionate feelings of the singer.
American singer, pianist, songwriter, lyricist and producer, Constance Hauman is recognized in both the worlds of indie rock and classical music. A favorite of Leonard Bernstein, Hauman has sung over 2,000 performances of opera and hundreds of concerts with a wide array of international companies including, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera National de Paris, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and London Philharmonia. She wrote, directed and starred in the one-woman show, Exiles in Paradise which caused a sensation at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles and at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The Wall Street Journal wrote: "Constance Hauman a lustrous coloratura soprano of wide-ranging tastes and versatility, made headlines on music pages all over Europe as the waif/sex-goddess in Alban Berg's Lulu. Her gleaming soprano can be heard on a live recording on the Chandos label; but meanwhile her performance piece Exiles in Paradise, backed up by research worthy of a Ph.D. is tossed off with the pizzaz of a diva. And damned if Ms. Hauman doesn't lead with 'Falling in Love Again' caressing Friedrich Hollander's tune with a sensuality of phrase and brilliance of tone that owes not a lick to Marlene."--------- Hauman returns to the classical stage in 2019 with a Vienna Staatsoper debut as Queen Elizabeth I, in the world premiere of Olga Neuwirth's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Wolff.THE
She has sung over 2,000 performances of opera and hundreds of concerts with the world's leading companies including, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Opera National de Paris, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and London Philharmonia among many others. She has worked with some of the foremost conductors and stage directors such as Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Nagano, Kurt Masur, James Conlon, Peter Sellars, Mark Morris, Robert Carson, Pier Luigi Pitti and David and Christopher Alden. Constance created, wrote, directed and performed the one woman show: Exiles in Paradisein the following venues:
UCLA Schoenberg Hall 1997
92nd St Y
Liebeskind Jewish Museum Berlin
Falcon Theatre Burbank one month run (Gary Marshall's Theatre)
Other original works include: Cabaret Noir, a 20 piece of Kurt Weill for soprano and dance company created by Constance Hauman and Ruth Davidson Hahn; performed by Constance Hauman and The Ruth Davidson Hahn Dance Company; Olive and Edith created by Constance Hauman and Ruth Davidson Hahn, an homage to Olive Fremstad and Willa Cather performed by Constance Hauman and Ruth Davidson