Mezzo-soprano makes Atlanta
recital debut at Emory
Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano and Atlanta native Jennifer Larmore
will make her local recital debut at Glenn Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 21,
at 8:15 p.m. as part of the Flora Glenn Candler International Artists series.
Larmore was seen worldwide performing the Olympic hymn during closing
ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games and gave two performances of Mahler's
Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection") during the Olympics with the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra. But she has never performed a recital concert in her
native city. Teldec Classics released a CD, Born in Atlanta, celebrating
Larmore's Olympic performances.
The recipient of many international awards, including the 1994 Richard
Tucker Award, Larmore has garnered rave reviews and is in demand at opera
houses and festivals around the world. "Her performance lived up to
her billing in every respect. Her stage presence was as charming as her
vocal production was gorgeous," The New York Times said.
During the 1997-98 season, Larmore will perform a national recital tour
and star in the Metropolitan Opera's The Tales of Hoffman and their
new production of Rossini's La Cenerentola, both of which will be
Larmore's Emory program will include several pieces from her newly released
collection of American songs on Teldec, My Native Land. The program
selections include works by Copland, Niles, Ives and Hundley. Previous Teldec
recordings by Larmore include The Barber of Seville, La Cenerentola,
Hänsel und Gretel, Stravinsky's Pulcinella, El Amor Brujo, the
Duruflé requiem, Carmen, Gluck's Orphée, and
her best-selling recording of Handel and Mozart arias, Where Shall I
Fly, both of which received 1997 Grammy Award nominations. In addition
to Born in Atlanta, a CD was released last year titled Call Me Mister,
comprised entirely of trouser arias from operas by Gluck, Mozart, Rossini,
Bellini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, Gounod, Tchaikovsky and Johann Strauss.
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