Songs of the Civil War: Susan Dunn, soprano and David Heid, piano
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
*This is a lecture/recital.* Susan Dunn is Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of Opera in the Duke University Department of Music. During her career, she has achieved international success in Verdi, Wagner, Strauss and recital singing. She has demonstrated her gifts on the world's most challenging stages: La Scala in Milan, where she made her debut in Aïda, New York's Carnegie Hall, where she created a sensation in a concert performance of Act I of Wagner's Die Walküre; at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall where she appeared with the New York Philharmonic in the Verdi Requiem and Strauss' Four Last Songs; with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Leonora in Verdi's La Forza del Destino; at Chicago's Orchestra Hall in a concert performance of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra; at the Vienna State Opera as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera and at the Australian Opera as Desdemona in Otello. She madeher debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Il Trovatore in February of 1990.David Heid comes to North Carolina after a successful career in New York City as a vocal coach and accompanist. He is currently a staff accompanist and teaches piano at Duke University as well as being in demand throughout the Triangle as a collaborative artist. He has worked with many of the area's leading organizations, including the Choral Society of Durham, The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Fletcher Foundation, Opera Company of North Carolina, and Theater in the Park.