SIU TOUCH OF NATURE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER: World-renowned opera singers to perform at SIU on March 18
SIU Touch of Nature Environmental Center recently issued the following announcement.
With appearances in multiple elite opera companies throughout the world, including roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and more, Lawrence has a broad base of international performances.
She has sung on five continents and toured in countries such as Italy, Qatar, Chile, Venezuela, Germany, Norway, Malaysia, England and more. She now serves as an endowed chair and professor of voice at the University of Kentucky.
In similar fashion, Mark Calkins has performed on multiple international stages including Opera De Nantes, France; Dublin Grand Opera, Ireland; Cologne Opera, Germany; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Kentucky Opera; Minnesota Opera; and Birmingham Opera.
Well known for his portrayal of leading Rossini coloratura tenor roles, Calkins presently works as a tenured associate professor of music at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.
Collaboration with SIU faculty
Several SIU faculty members, including David Dillard, Brittany Benningfield, Tim Fink and Jenny Choo Kirby will join the two guest performers for the recital. The performance is free and open to the public, with no prior registration needed.
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