With Craig Rutenberg, piano
The Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer’s appearances in both opera and recital are marked with her own unique timbre, at once warm and brilliant, combined with a vibrant personality and emotional honesty reminiscent of the great sopranos of the past. Her range, golden tone, boundless power, and control make her a favorite of the stage, as well as a sought-after recording artist. A stunning recitalist, she drew raves from the Sunday Times (London) for her Edinburgh Festival recital: “The finest singing I heard last week came from the lustrous throat of the American soprano Christine Brewer, who pinned us all to our seats and threatened to demolish the walls of the Queen’s Hall with her ecstatic new Brünnhilde voice in her selection of Strauss, Wolf, Britten, and spirituals…she was simply devastating…” Brewer performs this spring as Brünnhilde in the Metropolitan Opera’s Ring cycle. Her Ann Arbor debut program will include works of Richard Strauss, Marx, and Britten, among others.
Presented by the University Musical Society, www.ums.org.
Official Website: http://www.ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=537
Added by umsmarket on July 24, 2009