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UCLA Music Department voice graduates shine in various venues

August 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments

We have heard the folloiwng about some of our recent voice graduates, from Professor Michael Dean (Chair of the Voice area for the Music Department) and Professor Juliana Gondek.

From Professor Gondek–“I’m happy to report that recent UCLA Voice graduates are being featured this summer in important performance venues around the world. Mezzo-soprano Karin Mushegain is currently appearing with the Glimmerglass Opera Festival in New York in the role of Alessandro in Handel’s “Tolomeo”, as well as covering the title role. In July, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor sang Mahler’s 8th Symphony (“Symphony of a Thousand”) with the BBC Symphony at a Royal Albert Hall “Proms” concert in London, and soprano Angel Blue performed arias and duets in recital at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Soprano Khori Dastoor is singing the role of Kitty in David Carlson’s “Anna Karenina” with Opera San Jose in September.”

Professor Dean adds: “Countertenor Nicholas Zammit (MM ’10) will be performing the lead in Jonathan Dove’s “Flight” at Austin Lyric Opera; he has also been invited as a guest artist to perform in Juilliard’s production of Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” conducted by Harry Bicket. Bass-baritone Evan Hughes (BA’08) has been invited to join the Lindemann Young Artists program at the Metropolitan Opera.”

Kudos and congratulations to all our grads!

Tags: Faculty · Performance · Performance · Performers · School of Music

3 responses so far ↓

  • Mus14 // Aug 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Vocalists are a great asset to any music program. When I was in college, I had to play for a number of vocalists and it was awesome and refined our skills. Congratulations to your vocalists for many years to come.

  • CoolD // Aug 28, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Yes, this is truly remarkable. O’Connor sang Mahler’s 8th Symphony which is excellent. You need to continue promoting your vocalists.

  • bitmeyen şarkı // Sep 7, 2010 at 6:43 am

    When I was in college, I had to play for a number of vocalists and it was awesome and refined our skills. Thanks…