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Furman Lyric Theatre to present opera scenes recital

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Furman University Lyric Theatre will present an opera scenes recital Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The recital, “Opera in the Classical Era: Gluck, Mozart, and Haydn,” is free and open to the public and is presented by the Furman University Music Department.

The performance is directed by Furman Professor of Voice and Director of Lyric Theatre Dr. Grant Knox. Nearly 20 students will perform scenes from “Don Giovanni,” “Lo speziale,” “Orfeo ed Euridice,” and “The Impresario.” Assisting Knox in directing is Furman senior Bryce McClendon. Furman Piano Professor Dr. David Gross provides accompaniment.

Knox joined the Furman music faculty in 2013. An American tenor, Knox enjoys a varied career in opera, musical theater, concert and recital. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Chautauqua Opera, among others. Equally versed in concert repertoire, Knox has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, Cobb Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, and others, and has appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

As a recording artist, Knox can be heard on the complete cast recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Grand Duke” and “The Sorcerer,” Offenbach’s “The Brigands,” Romberg’s “Maytime,” and Kalman’s “The Carnival Fairy,” all released on the Albany Records label. Knox holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and a doctorate from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

For more information about the recital, call the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086.

Last updated November 12, 2014
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