Monday, April 11, 2011

Frederica von Stade Channels Callas Master Class Experience

An early portrait of Frederica von Stade
The famous mezzo-soprano who made her San Francisco Opera debut in 1971 will be appearing in the city this coming Tuesday in a program titled "An Evening with Frederica von Stade." The event will be at the Conservatory of Music promises to "share technique tips with a select group of conservatory voice students on stage, interspersed with personal stories told to the audience..." The singer actually attended a pair of master classes that the legendary master classes of Maria Callas at the Juilliard School of Music in New York during the early 1970s. She fondly remembers, “Callas was humble and committed and devoted with all her might to her art." One singer currently singing on opera stages today that impresses von Stade is Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, "[she] is out of this world and actually started as a Merola and Adler Fellow at San Franciso Opera.” The event will be free. For more information click here. [Source]

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