Soprano to visit campus March 29

March 27, 2018 | Arts, Events, UToday, Arts and Letters
By Angela Riddel

Guest artist Kirsten Chambers will present a master class at The University of Toledo Thursday, March 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

The next day, the soprano will appear in concert along with her husband and accompanist, Keith Chambers, at the Toledo Museum of Art “It’s Friday!” event March 30 at 7 p.m. in the GlasSalon.

Soprano Kirsten Chambers, shown here performing the title role of “Salome” with the Metropolitan Opera, will present a master class this week.

The free, public events are co-presented by the Toledo Museum of Art, the UT School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the UT Opera Ensemble.

Chambers made her Metropolitan Opera house debut on short notice in 2016 in the title role of “Salome.” Her Carnegie Hall debut came on just two days’ notice when she sang the role of Maria in Richard Strauss’ “Friedenstag” with the American Symphony Orchestra. Her 2016-17 season started when she joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time that fall as a cover of Isolde in “Tristan und Isolde.”

Her upcoming engagements include Infantin in “Der Zwerg” with Odyssey Opera in Boston, the angel in “Angels in America” for New York City Opera, “Erwartung” with the Orchestra Now, and the title role of “Salome” with Florida Grand Opera.

For the 2015-16 season, the soprano debuted in “Rusalka” at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Leonore in “Fidelio” for the grand opening of New Amsterdam Opera.

Keith Chambers is the principal guest conductor of Manhattan Opera Studio and the founder and artistic director of New Amsterdam Opera. A former assistant conductor of the Toledo Opera, he has conducted more than 100 performances of 40 different operas for companies. 

For more information on these events, contact Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini, UT assistant professor of music, at or 419.530.4189.

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