Music At Main: Classical Vocalist Anne Elise Richie

May 26, 2009 2 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

As part of the ongoing Music At Main series, (which is probably one of the best and most credible musical series in the city.) The Downtown Public Library will be featuring a Classical vocal performance by Elise Richie on Tuesday May 26th.

Known for her warm, rich mezzo-soprano voice and gracious performing style, Anne Elise Richie has distinguished herself as an opera singer, concert artist and devoted teacher.

A Metropolitan Opera District Winner, Ms. Richie has toured Italy, France and Germany in addition to her many performances in the United States. She has appeared in a wealth of diverse operas and theatrical productions including Madama Butterfly, Hansel and Gretel, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, The Pirates of Penzance and 1776, and fine intonation and committed character portrayal are hallmarks of her performances.

In addition to appearing as a soloist with the Birmingham Symphony Mozart Celebration, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee Catholic Symphony Orchestra, University of Chicago Orchestra and Winston-Salem/Piedmont Triad Orchestra, Ms. Richie sang for four seasons with the New York City Opera Chorus and Opera Orchestra of New York.

Upcoming local performances include a June 22nd appearance as soloist for Maurice Durufle's Requiem, part of Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale's Summer Sings choral workshop series.

She was a Visiting Professor of Voice at the University of North Florida and an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University, Wagner College and Bergen Community College.

In addition to maintaining a private studio, Ms. Richie was the Head of Vocal Studies at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts from August 2005 to May 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Masters in Opera Performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and she is now nearing the completion of her doctoral degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis on Vocal Pedagogy from Florida State University.

This is part of the ongoing Music At Main series, which is probably one of the best and most credible musical series in the city.

The Library features a blog on the series which is hyper informative.

Not only can you see the program and the songs which she will be performing, but you can also follow the links on each of the composers and educate yourself on the pieces before hand.

They really do an excellent job, not only with the series itself, but also with the events blog...probably one of the best such sites that I have ever personally seen.

Anyways, this is going to be a pretty awesome concert and We hope to see our readers there.

Plus it is completely free.

Unless otherwise noted, Music @ Main concerts are presented in the Main Library's Hicks Auditorium, located on the Conference Level of the Library near the Main Street entrances. About the MAIN LIBRARY

Concert Parking
Library customers who use the public garage at the corner of Duval Street and Main Street may take their garage tickets to the ground-floor Popular Services Desk to get validation for free parking weekday evenings when entering after 5 p.m., and on weekends. Free on-street parking is also available on weekends and evenings after 6 p.m.

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