UMSL to present ‘Night of Operatic Mischief’
Stella Markou (pictured), director of vocal studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, says her next concert will be filled with “big explosions of vocal pyrotechnics” and “a coloratura fanfare in honor of courtesans, crowned heads and country girls.” The accomplished soprano will perform “A Night of Operatic Mischief” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. The recital is free and open to the public.
Alla Voskoboynikova, coordinator of piano studies at UMSL, will accompany Markou on piano, and the concert will feature narration by Jim Henry, director of choral studies at UMSL. The concert will include performances of operatic arias from “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini, “Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Benjamin Britten, “The Tales of Hoffman” by Jacques Offenbach and more.
Markou has performed throughout the world and locally with the Ambassadors of Harmony and Arianna String Quartet. She has performed roles from “Die Zauberflote,” “The Turn of the Screw” and “The Mikado.”
The Touhill is on UMSL’s North Campus, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County, Mo. 63121. The concert is sponsored by the Department of Music at UMSL.
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