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Masterclass with Frank Lopardo, Metropolitan Opera Tenor and Katherine Olsen, piano
First United Methodist Church, Boulder
Boulder, CO
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Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 7:30 PM - Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 8:30 PM | Free


Masterclass with Frank Lopardo, Metropolitan Opera Tenor and Katherine Olsen, piano
The business of opera is changing at a rapid rate and young singers are facing challenges greater than ever before. In this fast-paced environment, young artists are expected to be impeccable musicians, technicians, actors, and business people right at the start of their careers. Boulder Music Institute is taking on the mission of helping young singers prepare for the rigors of opera in today's world. Come support our local, young operatic talent in this public masterclass that is sure to impress.

Frank Lopardo, Tenor
One of the leading lyric tenors of our day, Frank Lopardo has sung regularly with the most prestigious operatic companies and orchestras around the world. He has collaborated with the world's nest conductors including Claudio Abbado, Bruno Bartoletti, Leonard Bernstein, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Georg Solti, Robert Spano and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Most recently, he made a triumphant return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera in which the Chicago Sun-Tribune wrote, "Lopardo is an elegant stylist, and one admired the bright beauty of his voice as much as the dynamic nuance and subtlety of phrasing he brought to the reckless monarch's music." He also performed Rachmaninov's The Bells with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Pinkerton in Madama Buttery with the Atlanta Symphony. Next, he will sing Verdi's Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Sweden as well as Gabriele Adorno in a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Simon Boccanegra.

Katherine Olsen, Encompass Artists NY is one of the most famous and sought-after opera coach/accompanists in
the world today. Throughout her professional career she has been involved with every aspect of singer development and career counseling.

In 1998 she accepted the position of Artistic Administrator for Orlando Opera, a company with which she continues to work closely. In 2001 she was offered the position of Principle Coach and Artistic Administrator for Baz Luhrmann's Tony Award-winning production of Puccini's La Bohème. She worked closely with the company in both the pre-production phase and during the performance runs in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Ms. Olsen was part of the casting team responsible for hiring both principle artists and chorus. Several of the young artists she selected for La Bohème have gone on to further operatic achievements including: Operalia-winner Joe Kaiser, who portrays Tamino in Kenneth Branaugh's upcoming film The Magic Flute, conducted by James Conlon; Ben Davis who portrays Papageno in the same film; and David Miller, now a recording artist with the group Il Divo.

Ms. Olsen has played for and adjudicated many prestigious vocal competitions including: The MacAllister Awards, The Puccini Competition, The George London Awards, The Richard Tucker Foundation, The Reyfuss Competition, The United Negro Spiritual Foundation, and Voci Verdiane-Busetto, Italy. As a pianist she has collaborated with such artists as: Ben Heppner, Leona Mitchell, Sherrill Milnes, Cheryl Studer, Gary Lakes, Barbara Daniels, Harolyn Blac



First United Methodist Church, Boulder (View)
1421 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder, CO 80304
United States

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