Vegetable Verselets with Carolina Worra and Tracy Cowden
Squires Recital Salon
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Event Types: Music, Arts & Theatre
General Public: $15.00 Seniors: $10.00 Students: $5.00
Carolina Worra, soprano, and pianist Tracy Cowden will be presenting the world premiere performance of the song cycle "Vegetable Verselets" by composer Daron Aric Hagen.
For more information on the history and background of "Vegetables Verselets" and how it came to fruition, visit: http://www.vt.edu/spotlight/achievement/2011-12-12-cowden/composition.html
Carolina Worra has sung over 50 different operatic roles including 15 World and American Premieres and several demo recordings. She was internationally acclaimed for her performances of Jenny in The Mines of Sulphur (Grammy nominated CD for Best Opera Recording) and as the title role forThe Greater Good; Passion of Boule de Suif (Opera News and New York Times pick for one of the top classical CDs of the year).
Ms. Worra has worked with over 20 opera companies including The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and six seasons at both Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera. Caroline performed on two U.S. National Tours singing Violetta inLaTraviata and Rosalinda in DieFledermaus.
She gave a debut recital at Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall) and performed on the main stage of Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and Carmina Burana. Overseas she has performed as Anne True Love in The Rake's Progress at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Sicily and Jenny in The Mines of Sulphur at The Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland (winner of The 2009 Best Opera of Ireland Award). Caroline is a recipient of the Shoshana Foundation/Richard F. Gold Career Grant and has a Doctor of Music degree in vocal performance from Indiana University.
Tickets are available at the venue door beginning one hour prior to the performance.
For more information, visit: http://www.music.vt.edu/department/calendar/