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03/4/2013
Don’t Miss a Rare Solo Performance by Soprano Ava Pine

The Texas Wesleyan University Music Department is proud to present soprano Ava Pine. Ms. Pine continues to dazzle audiences and critics with her rewarding vocalism and compelling commitment to character, creating vivid and captivating portraits on stage. Ms. Pine has appeared with Fort Worth Opera and Dallas Opera, as well as Opera Colorado and Florentine Opera, among others.

 

Equally at home with opera, oratorio or recital, and accomplished in works ranging from baroque to contemporary, Ava brings great vocal and dramatic range to her work. As Opera News writes: “Ava Pine...all but stole the show. By turns seductive, determined, wounded and moved, she sailed sweetly through a vast range of pitches.”

 

The centerpiece of the recital program will be Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, complemented by German lieder echoing themes of nature and nostalgia.

 

“The best? Ava Pine. Nothing much else has to be said,” noted Mark-Brian Sonna in Pegasus News. “Not only does she hit all the right notes with her gorgeous voice, but her acting is spot on. …There is no role she cannot play. If there is a Meryl Streep in the opera world, it is her.”

 

Collaborating with Ms. Pine will be pianist Kate Stevens, also well-known to Fort Worth audiences, who is currently an active performer in New York.

 

The recital will be held in Martin Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Texas Wesleyan Music Department Office or at the door. General Admission tickets are $10. Balcony seating will be free for students with a valid ID.

 

Martin Hall is located on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University at 1309 Wesleyan Street. For more information, call 817-531-4992.

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