Deborah Williamson In Faculty Recital March 19

March 14, 2001

by Richard Veit

Soprano Deborah Williamson, visiting assistant professor of voice, will present a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, in Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor University campus. She will be accompanied by pianist John Tarver.

Opening the program will be a set of four concert arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Williamson will sing "An Chloe," "Der Zauberer," "Als Luise die Briefe" and "Abendempfindung."

Afterwards she will present four of the nine songs from Robert Schumann's collection of Mignon Lieder, which are based on incidents in Goethe's novel, Wilhelm Meister.

Following intermission, Williamson and Tarver will offer a complete presentation of La bonne chanson, a collection of songs by Gabriel Fauré.

Williamson's professional experience covers a broad spectrum of repertoire--opera, concert, oratorio, art song and musical theater. Her performance schedule has included engagements with opera companies and symphony orchestras in the United States and Europe, including a Lincoln Center debut in March 1996 at Avery Fischer Hall. She has toured internationally, as Christine, in the European tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. She also has appeared with the New York Center for Contemporary Opera, the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Opera Columbus, the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus, Lyric Opera of Waco (as Frasquita in Georges Bizet's Carmen), Chautauqua Opera, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and many others.

This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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