Tuesday, December 7, 2010

British Soprano Alison Buchanan in 'Ritz Chamber Players Artists Recital Series' Dec. 12

[Alison Buchanan]

Ritz Chamber Players Artists Recital Series
Alison Buchanan, Soprano
Howard Watkins, Piano
Sunday, December 12, 2010
4:00 p.m.
Friday Musicale
645 Oak Street
Jacksonville, Florida
FREE and open to the public!

“Renowned and respected throughout Europe and America, British soprano Alison Buchanan has built a strong career on both sides of the Atlantic in repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary styles. Her recent successes have included a critically acclaimed Bess in Porgy and Bess in her debut for New York City Opera in the 2003-2004 Season, returning to the company to sing Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. This season she revives the role of Bess for Delaware Opera and will sing the Role of Nedda (I Pagliacci) for English Touring Opera.

“A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia Alison is the winner of the Maggie Teyte Competition giving a winner's concert recital at the Royal Opera House, The Pavarotti Competition and the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, the Washington International Competition and she was a finalist in the Belvedere Competition in 1997. Alison made her American opera debut at San Francisco Opera in 1996 as Mimì in La Bohème, returning in 1997 as Micaela in Carmen. Alison came to international attention when she teamed up with Plácido Domingo and Franco Zeffirelli, covering the role of Nedda in I Pagliacci for Los Angeles Opera.

“Next Season the soprano looks forward to singing Poulenc's Gloria with the Jacksonville Symphony, a Strauss concert with the Philippines Symphony Orchestra and a Carnegie Hall recital with the Ritz Chamber Players.

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