Tickets Available For Performance Of Celebrated Opera StarSept. 1, 2004
by Richard Veit
Tickets are on sale for the Waco appearance of mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore, a five-time Grammy Award nominee who has appeared on all the major opera stages of the world. As the opening event of the 2004-05 Distinguished Artist Series, Larmore will perform a concert on at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Roxy Grove Hall. Larmore will be joined on the program by pianist Daniel Beckwith.
Larmore has sung principal roles at La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, as well as with leading opera companies in such music centers as Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Lisbon, Turin and Montreal. An exclusive Teldec recording artist, her discography now numbers nearly four dozen recordings, including Lucia di Lammermoor and Semiramide, the first of her multiple Grammy nominations.
She is equally at home on the concert stage, with a wide-ranging repertory extending from Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Magnificat to Rossini's Stabat Mater and Mahler's Rnckertlieder. She also was featured in the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games when she returned to her hometown of Atlanta to sing the "Olympic Hymn."
Larmore's Baylor concert will open with songs by Roger Quilter, Charles Villiers Stanford, Edward Elgar and Stuart Findlay, followed by a concert aria by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and then the Regata Veneziana by Gioacchino Rossini.
The second half of the program will consist of three songs by Claude Debussy, the Cinco canciones negras of Xavier Montsalvatge, and then a set of songs by John Duke, John Jacob Niles, Patrick Hundley, Charles Ives and Jake Heggie.
Tickets for this Distinguished Artist Series concert are $15, with students, senior citizens and Baylor faculty and staff admitted for $10. For ticket information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-1161.