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Italy: Land of the Grand Opera

Submitted by Alice Barlow

The third in The Coastal Symphony of Georgia 2010-2011 season series, Italy – Land of the Grand Opera, features Operatic works selected by the guest artist and conductor.

Monday, February 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm at the Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium

Music will include works by Rossini, Mascagni, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi.

Guest artist, Kimberly Gelbwasser, soprano, from Long Island, NY, teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy at the University of North Florida.  She earned her M.M in vocal performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) and received a B.M. from Northwestern University.  Her operatic roles include Susanna in Lenozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Despina in Cosi fan tutte.  Her concert repertoire includes Brahms’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Mednelsshohn’s Elijah.  During the summer of 2009, she received a Mercer Scholarship from CCM as well as a scholarship from the Universita per Stranieri to study Italian at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy.

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