Friday, March 28, 2008 Interviews African Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman

[Photo of Measha Brueggergosman by Sergio Mims]

AfriClassical recently received an E-mail from Sergio Mims, the African American host of a classical music program on the Chicago radio station WHPK-FM, regarding the African Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman (b. 1977):

I just read your item about Measha Brueggergosman making her Mozart opera debut and I totally forgot to tell you that I did an interview with her for Ebony's magazine website back in November. She is an incredibly warm, funny and just a terrific person and I hope my interview shows that. Please feel free to post it on your blog if you like. I've also attached a photo of Measha that I took after our meeting:

The Soprano
when it comes to operatic talent, measha brueggergosman muscles out the competition Monday, November 26, 2007
By Sergio Mims

Measha Brueggergosman is without question one of the most talented and exciting classical music sopranos in music today and who is attracting major acclaim all over the world becoming one of the most sought after performers in her field today. A native of New Brunswick Canada, Brueggergosman (her name is actually a combination of her last name and that of husband Markus Brugger) studied music in Canada and Germany before pursuing a career as a singer. She has performed with major orchestras and conductors around the world including the San Francisco Symphony, the Orchestra Teatro alla Scala in Milan, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Gothenberg (Sweden) Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and recital halls around the world. She also has recently signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, one of the leading classical music labels in the world and has released her first two new CDs for DG, Surprise, a collection of cabaret songs written by William Bolcom, Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Satie and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 performed by the Cleveland Orchestra and conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. Full Article

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