Westminster Choir College Presents "Sweet and Friends" on February 6

Performing arias, duets and opera scenes.
Friday, January 28, 2011

The Westminster Choir College Faculty Recital Series will continue with “Sweet and Friends” on Sunday, February 6 at 3 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton.

The recital will feature renowned soprano Sharon Sweet, joined by some of her fellow teachers, Westminster students and a guest tenor, performing arias, duets and opera scenes.   They include Christopher Arneson, Keith Buhl, Margaret Cusack, Stephen Daniel, Thomas Faracco, Jake Kinderman, Mark Moliterno, Elizabeth Overmann, Lindsey Riegel, Elizabeth Sutton, Nova Thomas, Stephen Webb and Amy Zorn.

The operas represented in the program include Bellini’s Norma, Puccini’s La Bohème, Verdi’s Aida and Il Trovatore and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Soprano Sharon Sweet began her international career with a concert performance of Aida in Munich, which brought her an invitation to join the Deutsche Oper Berlin at the beginning of the 1986-87 season, where she was acclaimed for her interpretations of Leonora in Il Trovatore and Elisabeth in Tannhauser. Her debut at the Paris Opera in 1987 as Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlos was the springboard for her subsequent international career. In 1999 Sharon Sweet joined the faculty at Westminster, where she is associate professor of voice.

Admission to the performance is free. Westminster Choir College of Rider University is located at 101 Walnut Lane in Princeton. For updates visit www.rider.edu/arts.

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Caption: Soprano Sharon Sweet will be joined by her colleagues at Westminster Choir College of Rider University to perform arias, duets and opera scenes on Sunday, February 6 at 3 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton.

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