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Frederica von Stade to Conduct Master Class at Moravian College

This event is CANCELLED

Renowned mezzo soprano to coach college vocal students and offer helpful singing tips

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – The Great Artist Series at Moravian College will hold an informal master class with mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade on Tuesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. in Foy Concert Hall. The master class offers an opportunity for the public to sit in as von Stade coaches Moravian College vocal students and offer helpful singing tips.

Described by The New York Times as “one of America’s finest artists and singers,” von Stade remains at the pinnacle of her extraordinary career and continues to be praised as one of the music world’s most beloved figures. She is well-known through her numerous featured appearances on “Live from Lincoln Center” telecasts and her extensive discography, which includes dozens of recordings ranging from the songs of Canteloube and Debussy to the operas of Mozart and Rossini, and most recently to the musical theater works of Rodgers and Hammerstein (The Sound of Music) and Jerome Kern (Showboat).

Von Stade’s career has taken her to the stages of the world's great opera houses and concert halls. In January 2000, the Metropolitan Opera celebrated the 30th anniversary of her debut with a new production of The Merry Widow specifically for her.

This program is supported by: the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Moravian College Music Alliance, The Rider-Pool Foundation, The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation, The Amaranth Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Ben and Joan Marcune, and WDIY Community Public Radio.

Tickets are $10 and should be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit the John H. Reimers Music Scholarship For more information or to purchase a ticket, please call 610-861-1650.