Soprano Elizabeth Frazer and pianist Amy Blackwood will be the featured musicians in the upcoming Ann Mason Hutto Memorial Voice Recital Series, Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Lander University.
The recital, with works by Johannes Brahms, Libby Larsen, Cole Porter, and Lerner & Loewe, will begin at 4 p.m. in the Barksdale Recital Hall (Room 250) in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural
Center. At the conclusion of the recital, Frazer will conduct a vocal master class with Lander music majors Kelly Broome, Jessica Hart and Corrie Woods.
Frazer is a doctoral candidate in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been teaching individual voice lessons and voice classes in classical and musical theatre styles at the university level for over seven years. She is an active recitalist, soloist and stage director in the southeast, and Classical Voice of North Carolina paid tribute to her talent in their review, stating that she sings "with great power and emotional depth … easily soaring over the orchestra."
Recently she performed as a soloist with the Greensboro Philharmonia, the lead role in "A Good Man is Hard to Find," a new opera by David Volk, and last year performed leading roles in UNCG Opera Theater's productions of Mozart's "The Impresario," as well as in Debussy's sacred cantata, "L'enfant prodigue."
Frazer received her B.A. at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where she performed the title role in Tchaikovsky's "Iolanthe," as Abigail Williams in "The Crucible" by Robert Ward, and as Susanna in Tomas Breton's "La Verbena de la Paloma." She received her M.M. in vocal performance at East Carolina University, where she performed the role of Blanche de la Force in Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites," reprised her role as Abigail in "The Crucible," and performed the role of Elisa in Mozart's early opera, "Il re pastore."
As a faculty member of Emory & Henry College in Virginia, she started and directed an Opera Scenes Workshop that she has continued at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She also initiated and directed a volunteer summer opera scenes program for graduate students at UNCG. A member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Frazer has had multiple students place at the state and regional levels in both the classical and musical theatre styles.
The Ann Mason Hutto Memorial Voice Recital Series at Lander is FALS-approved and is free and open to the public. For information, contact the College of Arts and Humanities at 864-388-8323 or visit Lander's website at www.lander.edu.