Monday, November 14, 2011 'Soprano brings beauty to her church, students and the concert stage'

[Lisa Edwards-Burrs]

Patrick McCoy, DC Performing Arts Examiner, has brought his article on soprano Lisa Edwards-Burrs, D.M.A., to our attention:
November 13, 2011
“Whether it has been at church, school, a concert hall or out in the community, the soprano voice of Lisa Edwards-Burrs is one that has been admired by many. Burrs is an alumna of Washington, D. C.’s Catholic University of America, where she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance.

“She continues to perform and teach at her alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University and is an assistant professor of music at Virginia State University. An accomplished lyric-coloratura soprano, her performances in recital, oratorio and chamber music are extensive. Her operatic roles include: Athena in The Furies, Ola/Harriet Tubman in Vanqui, Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Monica in The Medium, Despina in Così fan tutti, among many others. Her voice has been described as 'a voice of crystalline beauty.' After a performance of D. C. based composer Andrew Simpson’s wedding oratorio, A Crown of Stars, The Washington Post’s writer Joan Reithaler noted that Burrs 'projected a light and appealing sound.'”

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