Saturday, August 6, 2011

Carolyn Sebron: 'A Brief History of Blacks in Opera' on; Harlem Chamber Players Concert Sept. 18

[TOP: A scene from "Treemonisha," a Scott Joplin opera (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images) BOTTOM: Carolyn Sebron]

Mezzo-Soprano Carolyn Sebron will perform in The Music at St. Mary's Harlem Chamber Players Season Opening Concert, 3 PM, September 18, 2011. Below is a link to her article as featured on

“African Americans have overcome many barriers for a chance to sing. A new generation of performers may have the greatest opportunities of all.”
By Carolyn Sebron | Posted: May 22, 2011

“American mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sebron is known throughout the world for her interpretations of opera's most dramatic heroines. She had her debut in Italy in 1996, performing the title role in CARMEN in Palermo and more recently a debut at Teatro Liceu in Barcelona singing the role of Amneris AIDA, a role she subsequently repeated at the Trappani Festival in Italy with Deutsche Oper Berlin. She has sung alongside many of opera's most notable artists; Placido Domingo at Madrid's Teatro Real in SAMSON ET DALILA, as CARMEN opposite Jose Cura at L'Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy, Fiorenza Cedolins, Maria Guleghina, Lando Bartolini, with Norma Fantini AIDA, and with Luis Lima and Dimitri Horostovsky in a highly acclaimed production of DON CARLO at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

“L'Arena di Verona, Bologna, Rome, Venice, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Real in Madrid, the Deutsche Oper of Berlin, Marseille, Glasgow, Ravenna Festival, Genova, Firenze, Torino, the Spoleto Festival, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Macerata, Limoges, France, Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Omaha, Nebraska, in the heart of the Midwest, are all cities and theaters which have welcomed her wonderful talent. She has worked with stage directors such as Anthony McDonald, Franco Zefferelli, and Hugo de Ana and with such conductors in opera and concert as Daniele Gatti, Bruno Bartoletti, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Daniel Oren, Frederic Chaslin, Leslie Dunner, Ejii Oue, Roberto Abaddo, Steven Mercurio, Keith Lockhart and Hal France.

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