- Location: Blair School of Music, Ingram Hall • 2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212
- Contact: Christine Claffey
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 6153227508
- Website: http://blair.vanderbilt.edu
- Audience: Free and Open to the Public
Wednesday, September 5
Deborah Voigt, soprano
As one of the world’s most versatile singers and music’s most endearing personalities, Deborah Voigt is an inspiration to singers the world over. Besides being a full-time member of the voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she serves as Artistic Advisor to Florida’s Vero Beach Opera and as Artist-in-Residence at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame. She has shared her story through performances of her one-woman show, Voigt Lessons, and in her acclaimed HarperCollins memoir Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva.
Having made her name as a leading dramatic soprano, Voigt has given definitive performances of iconic German operatic roles from Salome to Isolde. A devotee of Broadway and American song, she has sung with Rufus Wainwright at London’s BBC Proms, Kristin Chenoweth at Carnegie Hall, and Barbara Cook and Dianne Reeves at the Hollywood Bowl. Her discography includes two EMI solo albums, as well as Deutsche Grammophon’s Grammy-winning Blu-ray set featuring her Brünnhilde in Robert Lepage’s Ring cycle at the Met. She has frequently appeared as both performer and host in the Met’s “Live in HD” series.
In addition to her recital, Voigt will also conduct a master class for Blair voice students at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, in Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall. Participation in the class is limited to Blair students by audition, but the public is invited to attend and observe.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the West Garage (2500 Children's Way) free of charge.