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:
Mozart: Ach, Ich fühls (From Die Zauberflöte)
Asha Carroll, soprano
Strauss: Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen (From Ariadne auf Naxos)
David Lee, baritone
Massenet: Va! Laisses couler mes larmes (From Werther)
Ksenia Berestovskaya, mezzo-soprano
Mozart: Bester Jüngling (From Der Schauspieldirektor)
Eun Young Park, soprano
Gounod: Faites-lui mes aveux (From Faust)
Jennifer Fijal, mezzo-soprano
Jean Anderson-Collier, piano