Dorothy Maddison, soprano

Thu, Sep 13 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL

Dorothy Maddison, soprano

Thu, Sep 13 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


Soprano Dorothy Maddison has a B.M. honors and distinction from St. Olaf College and a M.M. and D.M.A. in vocal performance from ASU. During her 20-year professional career in Europe, Maddison was a full-time soloist with the Stadttheater Döbeln (Germany), where she had lead roles in Les Contes d’HoffmannLucia di LammermoorOrphée aux Enfers, and Le Nozze di Figaro. She sang Christine in the Yeston-Kopit version of Phantom.

Maddison is co-author of Kein’ Angst Baby!, a guide book for singers in the German audition process. Recordings include Christmas Art Songs (Mario Balzi, piano), Songs for Bertha and Brenda: Two song cycles for soprano featuring ME (Brenda Ueland) by Libby Larsen, Brautlieder by Peter Cornelius (Lori Piitz and Gabriel Dobner, piano), and Jason Haney's Apollo with the Colloquy ensemble.

Since joining JMU in 2002, her engagements include singing for the vice president of Brazil, the Staunton Music Festival and Haydn’s Creation in 2012 in London. Her recent collaborations with composer Larry Taylor include the song cycle Marie Curie and the role of older Psyche in his opera Eros and Psyche. Maddison serves as associate professor of voice at JMU.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The Grammy and Emmy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance!



  • Israeli performance troupe Mayumana presents "Currents," a bold spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds



  • Featuring Broadway stars, The Doo Wop Project reimagines some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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