0129. SOPRANOS OF TODAY
10:30 – 12:30 pm Fridays, February 21 - February 28
SOPRANOS OF TODAY
Opera in the 21st Century covers a wide range of musical genres and styles. Singers today
need to have a broader musical vocabulary than in the past, and sing in a variety of
languages and styles that was not expected 50 years ago. Sopranos of today negotiate
these challenges with varied success. This course will present a variety of present-day
sopranos, some of whom meet these challenges better than others. We will experience the
voices and artistry of: Sondra Radvanovsky; Angela Meade; Sonya Yoncheva; Marina
Rebekah; Anita Hartig; Ermonela Jaho; Kristine Opalais; Ailyn Perez; Lisette Oropesa;
Angel Blue; Christine Goerke; Nina Stemme; and Amber Wagner.
About The Lecturer
Marc Courtade is Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council, which promotes artists and the
Arts throughout Long Island. He is a specialist in musical theatre and opera, as well as an avid performer
who has appeared in numerous productions both locally and in the Tri-State Area. Professor Courtade
has additionally served as an adjunct professor teaching Arts Management at the college level.