Voice Area recital stretches the boundaries

Sure they could sing opera and art song. On Monday, February 27, Voice Area students want to show you what else they can sing.

Oliver Munar - 24 February 2017

For the last of four combined studio recitals for the 2016017 academic year, Voice Area students have been encouraged to perform other genres, such as musical theatre, jazz and even pop.
"It's a really exciting opportunity," says tenor Oliver Munar, who is completing his M.Mus in vocal performance. "It's a fun way to explore repertoire that we love but don't necessarily have an opportunity to perform nearly as much as opera and art song."
"Great singing is great singing, no matter the genre," says John Tessier, coordinator of both the Voice and Opera programs at the Department of Music. "Our students come from so many different musical backgrounds that we thought it was important to celebrate that diversity."
Opera arias will still be performed, such as the exquisite 'Song to the Moon' from Dvorak's Rusalka, and the well-known 'Frère, voyez' from Massenet's Werther, as well as the smattering of art songs from the likes of Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, Paolo Tosti and more. Audiences can also expect songs from Broadway hits such as Hamilton, Chicago and Les Misérables, and standards from the world of jazz and pop.

Admission is free and is open to the general public. The performance begins at 7:30 pm in Convocation Hall.