Master Classes Taught By Marisa Galvany

Posted by admin on June 23, 2012

Triangle Opera Studios is pleased to announce a series of master classes led by mezzo-soprano Marisa Galvany.  Ms. Galvany has performed with numerous opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera.  The master classes will take place at Hope Valley Baptist Church, 6900 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707.

While the participants for the classes have already been filled, they will be open to those wishing to audit the classes for a $10 fee.  There will be a Q&A after each session.

Session dates are as follows:

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, July 22, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, July 29, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm

About Marisa Galvany, Mezzo-Soprano

Marisa Galvany made her operatic debut in the title role of Tosca with the Seattle Opera, a role she subsequently performed with the New York City Opera and the opera companies of Toronto, San Diego, and Mexico City.  Ms. Galvany made her New York debut in the title role of Simone Mayr's Medea in Corinto, which she also recorded for Vanguard Records.  She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Norma.

Marisa Galvany returned to the Met for her first Ortrud in Lohengrin and was also heard there as the Mother in Hansel and Gretel and as Kostelnicka in Jenufa.  Cincinnati saw her perform the role of Amneris in Aida for the first time, after which she added the roles of Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Eboli in Don Carlo, and the title role in Salome.

Ms. Galvany began her New York City Opera career as Queen Elizabeth in Maria Stuarda opposite Beverly Sills, and in later seasons appeared with that company singing the title woles of Medea and Anna Bolena, Violetta in La Traviata, Amelia in Ballo in Maschera and Abigaille in Nabucco.  She introduced her Lady Macbeth to the New York audience, performing her role with Maestro Vincent LaSelva and the New York Grand Opera in Central Park.  She also performed he first Azucena and Ulrica with that company.  On the one-hundredth anniversary of the composer's death, Ms. Galvany was the mezzo-soprano soloist in a critically-acclaimed performance of the Verdi Requiem in Carnegie Hall.

Outside of the United States, Ms. Galvany has appeared in Frankfurt, Rouen, Strasbourg, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, Oviedo (singing opposite Placido Domingo), Caracas, and Sao Paolo in a variety of roles including Norma, Lady Macbeth, Leonora in Il Trovatore and Aida. In Rome, Ms. Galvany sang the role of Elena in an RAI broadcast performance of Donizetti's Marino Faliero opposite Cesare Siepi.

A frequent interpreter of Lady Macbeth, Ms. Galvany starred in a film version of Macbeth for CBC Television, also performing the role with the opera companies of Tulsa, Baltimore, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Cincinnati and Memphis (opposite Sherill Milnes). She returned to Winnipeg to sing Aida, Un Ballo in Maschera and Cavalleria Rusticana. She is the only artist to have the distinction of opening three consecutive seasons with the New Orleans Opera, singing Aida, Valentin in Les Huguenots, and Rachel in La Juive opposite Richard Tucker. She also sang Odabella in Attila with Samuel Ramey at the New York City Opera and with the companies of Washington, D.C., Memphis and Cincinnati. Ms. Galvany is well known for her performances of the title role of Turandot in Cincinnati, Vancouver, Baltimore, Hartford, Miami, Calgary, and Montreal.

While specialized in opera performances, Ms. Galvany is known for her appearances with symphony orchestras throughout the United States, notably the Chicago Symphony under the direction of James Levine. She has performed solo recitals in St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, San Antonio, Charleston, and Birmingham.