Soprano Lauren Flanigan (CFA’81) returns to her alma mater to perform the title role in Samuel [...]Barber’s Pulitzer-Prize winning 1958 opera Vanessa. Dubbed “the thinking man’s diva” by Time magazine, Flanigan last year sang the title role in a New York City Opera production of Esther, a performance that New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini (CFA’82) called “vocally blazing.” Her recording of Richard Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 2002.
Set in Scandinavia in 1905, Vanessa is a tale of a tangled cross-generational web of love, isolation, and longing. Conducted by William Lumpkin, the production also features performances by the Boston University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Singers and soloists from the School of Music Vocal Performance Department and Opera Institute.
Hosted by the College of Fine Arts on September 28, 2010.