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Internationally acclaimed opera musician to perform at Randolph

Robynne Redmon

Robynne Redmon

Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano opera vocalist and a voice professor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, is the featured performer in a Guest Artist/Faculty Recital at Randolph Saturday, October 1.

The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, is free and open to the public. Accompanied by Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua on piano, Redmon will perform folk-inspired songs by Ravel, Rossini, de Falla, and Schumann. Guests will have the opportunity to meet both performers following the concert. On Friday, she will also work with Randolph students in a master voice class.

Redmon is internationally known for her “plush mezzo” voice (Opera News) and “gorgeous sense of Lyricism” (Theater Jones). She has performed in such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Staatsoper Berlin, New York City Opera, and many more. Her large and varied concert repertoire has included Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, and Mahler’s great symphonies, Nos. 2, 3, and 8. She has also created new works like Bright Sheng’s opera, Madame Mao.

“Ms. Redmon has sung in some of the finest opera houses around the world, and it’s a real pleasure to have her work with our students this week and grace the stage of the Wimberly Recital Hall this Saturday evening,” Chua said. “The performance is a wonderful opportunity to hear a first-rate operatic voice, both for our students and our community at large, and the recital program will take the audience around the world and through history.”

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