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Interview – Mezzo-Soprano Kelley O’Connor

Mezzo-Soprano Kelley O’Connor has the dramatic, sonorous voice one would expect of a mezzo, but hers commands attention. She has a certain pull, as though you can’t help but wonder from where this unique flower appeared in a garden full … Continue reading

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Interview: Soprano Dawn Upshaw

Soprano Dawn Upshaw has a voice as smooth and rich as dark chocolate, and clear and clean as spring water from a brook. The singer has been performing opera and concert repertoire for over 25 years, from the works of … Continue reading

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“Emperor” – Beethoven’s Last Piano Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor” begins and ends much like Beethoven lived his life—brilliant, passionate, with a grand entrance and thrilling exit. In 1809, Beethoven was ready to leave Vienna, but … Continue reading

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