Internationally known U.S. operatic tenor Frank Lopardo will present a master class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU School of Music. The auditorium is accessible to all.
Lopardo has sun 13 major roles for the Metropolitan Opera, including Pinkerton (“Madama Butterly”), Rodolfo (“La Bohème”) and Nemorino (“Elixir of Love”). Other signature roles are the Duke of Mantua (“Rigoletto”) for Vienna and Paris and Edgardo (“Lucia di Lammermoor”) for Paris, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and São Paolo.
He has sung other major roles for La Scala, Covent Garden, Aix-en-Provence, Naples, Amsterdam and Madrid.
Concert performances are the Verdi “Requiem” (Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco symphony orchestras) and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” (Grand Teton Festival).
His discography includes the Berlioz “Requiem” (a Grammy Award winner), “Carmina Burana” and operas of Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini and Verdi. He can be seen on DVD in “Falstaff,” “La Traviata” and Mozart’s “C minor Mass.”
For more information, contact Myron Myers at (815) 753-8007 or via e-mail at [email protected].