Equally at home on the operatic and concert stage as in the recording studio, internationally-known mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore will perform in recital on Tuesday, March 28 at the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. The performance, which concludes Eastman’s 2005-06 Kilbourn Series, begins at 8 p.m.
Long regarded as one of the world’s foremost opera and concert artists, Larmore has performed in the most prestigious musical venues in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She began her rise to international celebrity in the late 1980s with a series of operatic successes in Nice, France followed by acclaimed performances in the bel canto and Baroque styles throughout Europe. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1995 as "Rosina" in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and has returned to the Met numerous times, most recently creating the role of Elizabeth in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy.
Larmore can be heard on more than four dozen recordings including operatic and concert repertoire from Monteverdi to Schoenberg. She has received five Grammy nominations; her Harmonia Mundi recording of Handel’s Giulio Cesare was selected as “Best Baroque Opera of the Year” in 1992.
Her upcoming program at Kilbourn will offer a wide range of music—from arias by Mozart and Bizet to songs of Rossini, Debussy and contemporary American composers.
Tickets for Jennifer Larmore range from $5 to $15 and are available at the RPO Box Office (108 East Avenue), online at www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts or at Rochester-area Wegmans Home Video departments. Any unsold tickets will be available at the Kilbourn Box Office one hour before concert time.
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Note: Photos of Ms. Larmore and detailed program information are available on request.