American bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, a leading interpreter of Wagnerian repertoire, leads the first of three masterclasses at NEC.
Greer Grimsley’s residency at New England Conservatory is made possible by a generous gift from NEC Overseer Muffy Glauber and her husband, Robert. This is the second of two residencies this semester by visiting artists who work with our Vocal Arts program to expose our students to the practices of the professional singer's world at the highest level.
Full days of private coachings precede this unusual wealth of public masterclasses, which allow music lovers to see this process in action, with more than the typical handful of students. Over the course of these three sessions, a full dozen singers of all types will perform a wide range of repertoire for Greer Grimsley.
Today's program and performers:
Bellini: Eccomi…Oh! Quante volte (From I Capuleti e i Montecchi)
Yujin Kim, soprano
Mozart: Die Bildniss ist bezaubernd schön (From Die Zauberflöte)
David Charles Tay, tenor
Bellini: Ah, per sempre io ti perdei (From I Puritani)
Yao Zhang, baritone
Mozart: Ah, fuggi il tradior (From Don Giovanni)
Amal El-Shrafi, soprano
Rossini: Ecco ridente in cielo (From Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Eduardo Ramos, tenor
Timothy Steele, piano