Upon a Time | Janet's Story | Scott's
their successful Kennedy Center debut in 1996, Janet Chvatal and
Scott Kritzer are capturing the hearts of song lovers across two
continents. Stepping away from the traditional "stiffness" of the
classical vocal recital they are giving audiences a truly fresh
alternative: the inviting and intimate six strings of the guitar,
blended perfectly underneath the warmth and sensuality of a pure,
"The tempurature rises just thinking about them!"
concerts are being hailed "the NEW chamber music" because their
repertoire is so original, and their chemistry on stage is electrifying.
Anyone who experiences them in live performance will agree. Their
stage presence is so playful and casual that they quickly strip
away any of the "stuffyness" usually associated with classical
music and classical concert going. Even the new generation of
CD buyers have finally found a live counterpart to the relaxed
and totally personal "sofa -listening" of their own living rooms:
entire evening felt like my own private serenade."
-The Durango Herald
three years touring the United States, the Duo released their
debut CD in 1998, "Songs of the Americas". Since then, their popularity
has extended to Canada and Europe. Two recent European performances
included concerts for the new Millenium with the stars from the
Cirque du Soleil and the award-winning Musical, Riverdance. Audiences
of over 8000 packed themselves into the "Festhalle" in Frankfurt,
and the "Rheingoldhalle" in Mainz, Germany.
This coming season will see the release of their second CD "Arias
and Lullabies" on MIRAMONT Records. In this recording the Duo
is backed by the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Munich in new arrangements
of great opera melodies and unforgettable tunes like Gerschwin's
Summertime and Carmen's Habanera.
But to be sure, the real magic of this Duo is in the experience
of their live performances.
concerts offer what one critic called:
real, viable alternative to the stuffy atmosphere of the classical
vocal recital. In the sensitive hands of Kritzer, and the elegant
vocalism of Chvatal, these timeless classics are being reborn...
for the hopeless romantic in all of us, here at last is ROMANTICISM,
vibrant and sensual... alive and well."