Release Date: January 18, 2007
International opera star returns home to perform
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KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 18, 2007)—
International opera sensation, and Marietta native, Jennifer Larmore will return to Cobb County to perform at Kennesaw State University on Feb. 3. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater as part of the KSU College of the Arts’ Premiere Series.
Larmore, whose family still lives in Cobb County, made her operatic début in 1986 as Sesto in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito” in France, marking the start of a brilliant international career in which operas of Rossini, Bellini, Mozart and Handel have come to figure prominently. After a decade in Europe, she returned to the states for her Metropolitan Opera debut as Rosina in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” in 1995.
Larmore has performed with the most renowned opera companies of the world, including those in La Scala, Lisbon, Geneva, Paris, Torino, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bologna, Melbourne, Chicago and Vienna. She has performed at the Salzburg Festivel, Klangbogen Festival in Vienna and at the Early Music Festival in Innsbruck, Austria. She has sung under the direction of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, including Donald Runnicles, Günther Neuhold, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Kurt Masur, Andreas Delfs, Mariss Jansons, Marco Guidarini, Manfred Honeck and Seiji Ozawa among others.
Throughout her career, she has been an active recording artist. She now has more than four dozen recordings and five Grammy nominations to her credit. Among these are Semiramide, Orfeo, Gulio Cesare, Jennifer Larmore—A Portrait, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, Durufle’s Requiem, Born in Atlanta (following her performance at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games), Elisabetta d’Ingliterra, La Rimembranza, and, most recently, a solo CD, Bravura Diva, a collection of rare blockbuster arias by Rossini, Pacini and Mercandante.
Larmore’s performance at Kennesaw State is the third event in the KSU College of the Arts’ 2006-2007 Premiere Series. Her program will include works by Mozart, Rossini, Debussy and others. The program also will include selections from “Carmen.” For ticket information, call the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650 or order online at www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.