Barbara Honn, soprano, will perform works by Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Schoenberg in Daniel Recital Hall on Friday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students. On Saturday, she will conduct masterclasses for Converse students as part of the annual vocal festival.
Ms. Honn has performed in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and the United States. A few of the roles she has sung to critical success are Donna Anna, Don Giovanni; Leonore, Il Trovatore; Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos; Marie, Wozzeck; and Elizabeth, Tannhauser.
Professor of Voice at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati since 1986, she is director of The Grandin Festival, a vocal/instrumental chamber music festival held the last two weeks of August, and is co-director of Rising Star Singer’s Audition Works, a summer training program for young artists preparing auditions. She has served as Director of Vocal Studies at Bel Canto Northwest, Portland, Oregon and as vocal consultant for the apprenticeship programs at L’Opera Bastille, Paris; San Francisco Opera, and Instituto Superiore del Arte, Theatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ms. Honn has taught at the Opera Theater of Lucca, Lucca, Italy; Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel; American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria; Academy of Vocal Arts and the Voice Symposium of Philadelphia; Westminster Choir College Summer Program, Princeton, New Jersey; as well as giving masterclasses, lectures, concerts and recitals nationally and internationally.
Students of Barbara Honn have participated in such apprenticeship and summer programs as Wolf Trap, Aspen, Santa Fe, and Glimmerglass. In addition, they perform in major opera houses and theaters throughout the world.
For more information call the Petrie School of Music at Converse, 596-9021.