Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Baritone 'Robert Honeysucker - Seven Notes About Opera Voice' (5 min.) on YouTube

[Robert Honeysucker]

On March 5, 2011 AfriClassical posted news of a performance of a vocal group of which Robert Honeysucker is a member and co-founder: “Wicked Local: Jubilee Trio blends 'the poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Florence Price' in Winchester, MA March 6.” We have just learned that a YouTube video of baritone Robert Honeysucker was posted on Jan. 10, 2011 by Chicagogoplayer:

Baritone and Voice teacher Robert Honeysucker talks about singing and the Opera Voice on Boston Public Television Channel 2, WGBH (WGBH[dot]org), in 2003. This video was filmed at Harvard University's jewel, Sanders Theatre, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”

“Baritone ROBERT HONEYSUCKER is recognized internationally for his brilliant opera, concert and recital performances. His voice has inspired critical acclaim: '...powerful, passionate and plaintive....a voice that possesses great richness and warmth.' Honored as 1995 'Musician of the Year' by The Boston Globe critic Richard Dyer, Mr. Honeysucker has also been a winner of the National Opera Association Artists Competition and a recipient of the New England Opera Club Jacopo Peri Award.”

“Mr. Honeysucker is a member of Videmus, as well as member and co-founder of the Jubilee Trio, which presents American art songs, including those of under-performed African American composers.

“Discography includes performances on five Videmus discs: 'Music of William Grant Still' (New World), 'Watch and Pray' (Koch International), 'More Still' (Cambria), Highway 1, USA (Wm. Grant Still), (Albany Records), and 'Good News' (Videmus Records). 'Let’s Have a Union,' with The Jubilee Trio, has recently been released by Brave Records. Mr. Honeysucker is also featured on the Centaur, Ongaku and Titanic labels. Robert Honeysucker is a member of the voice faculties at The Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory Extension and The Longy School of Music.” [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory]

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