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:
Gershwin: My Man’s Gone Now (From Porgy and Bess)
Synthia Pullum, soprano
Mozart: Il mio tesoro (From Don Giovanni)
Mark Williams, tenor
Massenet: Adieu, notre petite table (From Manon)
Clara Reitz, soprano
Offenbach: Scintille diamond (From Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Leroy Davis, bass-baritone
Adamo: Things Change Jo (From Little Women)
Sadie Gregg, mezzo-soprano
Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, piano