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Soprano Preshanthi Navaratnam to Perform at FSU
04/05/2004

The Frostburg State University Department of Music Guest Artist Series will present soprano Preshanthi Navaratnam in concert, Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Navaratnam, of London, will perform works by Joaquin Nin, Roger Quilter and Hector Berlioz. Her aria selections include "Ah, fors’e lui che l’anima" from "La Traviata" by Guiseppi Verdi, "Dove sono I bei momento" from "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and "Summer Time" from "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin. She will be accompanied by Betty Jane Phillips.

Preshanthi has performed solos in Brahm’s "Requiem" (at FSU), Poulenc’s “Gloria,” Haydn’s “Creation,” Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” and Berlioz’s song cycle “Les Nuits D’été.” Her major opera roles include Cio Cio in "Madame Butterfly," Countess Almaviva in "The Marriage of Figaro," Fiordiligi in "Cosi Fan Tutte," Hannah in "Child of the Jago," Ayah in "The Secret Garden" and Musetta in "La Boheme." Last summer she played the role of Andrea in “Jerry Springer the Opera” at the Edinburgh Festival – and received outstanding reviews and great praise from Jerry Springer.

For more information, call the FSU Department of Music at (301) 687-4145. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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