Guest and Faculty Recital: Marlissa Hudson, soprano and Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano
7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT April 15, 2015
Free and open to the public.
American soprano Marlissa Hudson has been described as a “superb lyric coloratura” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). She made her professional debut while a student, performing Summertime from Porgy and Bess with the Baltimore Symphony Pops Orchestra under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch. She later performed the entire role of Bess with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. Hudson’s other acclaimed role is Zerbinetta in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, which she performed with The Summer Opera Theatre Company (D.C.). Her performances earned glowing reviews in the both the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, which described her as “an endearing Zerbinetta … [who] nailed the pyrotechnic aria, “Grossmachtige Prinzessin,” in bright, sure tones.”
As a concert soloist, Hudson has collaborated with such esteemed organizations as the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Pops Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Choralis, St. Louis Civic Orchestra, and the Prince George’s Philharmonic. In addition, she has been a featured recitalist across the continental U.S. and St. Croix US VI.
Hudson received her formal training at Duke University and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She earned awards for music at both schools, including a Peabody Career Development Grant.