Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Daryl Freedman to give Portland Opera Studio Artists recital

This coming Sunday, you can hear mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman, one of the new Portland Opera Studio Artists, in a recital at Sherman Cllay Pianos in the Pearl District. I really liked Freedman's voice at the Stars of La Boheme concert a few weeks ago; so this recital promises to be very good.

Here are the details:

WHEN: 7:00pm, Sunday, October 4, 2009.
WHERE: Sherman Clay Pianos | 131 NW 13th Ave.
Recommended donation to support the Portland Opera Studio Artist program: $10.

Portland Opera's chorus master and assistant conductor, Robert Ainsley, will accompany Freedman.

Here is a brief bio of Freedman from the press release:

In her first season as a Studio Artist, mezzo soprano DARYL FREEDMAN comes to us from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her opera credits include Juno in Semele, Thelma Yablonski in Later the Same Evening, Olga Olsen in Street Scene at Manhattan School of Music; Sorceress and Spirit in Dido and Aeneas at Central City Opera; Aloès and Zinnia in L’Étoile at Wolf Trap Opera; and she sang Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Soeur Cadette in Les Malheurs d’Orphee and covered the role of Meg in Falstaff at Temple University. Daryl graduated with a Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music from Temple University and has been a member of the Central City Opera Studio, Wolf Trap Opera Studio, Académie Internationale d’Été de Nice and Opera Theatre Music Festival of Lucca. This season she will sing Aglaonice in Orphée, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti and Venere in Il ballo delle ingrate and cover the roles of Dorabella in Così fan Tutte and Rosina in The Barber of Seville.

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