NBAF: A MASTER CLASS WITH HAROLYN BLACKWELL
NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS A MASTER CLASS WITH HAROLYN BLACKWELL
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, VENETIAN BALLROOM, ATLANTA, GA
JULY 20, 2014 @ 12:00PM NOON
Soprano Harolyn Blackwell is recognized for her expressive and exuberant performances, with a career that has spanned opera, concert and recital stages around the world. Following college, the Washington, D.C. native began her career on Broadway in Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”. Shortly afterwards, she was selected as a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and her career path changed from musical theatre to opera.
Since then, she has performed with many of the major national and international opera companies, and at festivals around the world, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro Colon de Buenes Aires, Seattle Opera, Opera de Nice, Miami Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Opera Orchestra of New York and New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival.
She has appeared in several productions at the Metropolitan Opera,including “Un Ballo in Mascara,” ”Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Manon,” “Die Fledermaus,” “Werther” and “La Fille du Regiment”. She starred as Cunegonde in the Broadway revival of “Candide” in 1997. An accomplished recitalist, she has performed in several acclaimed concert series, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, The San Francisco Performance Series at the Herbst Hall and the Ambassador Foundation Performing Arts Series in Los Angeles.
An accomplished recitalist, she has performed in several acclaimed concert series including London’s Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, The Morgan Library, The Library of Congress, The San Francisco Performances Series at the Herbst Hall, The Kennedy Center’s Fortas Chamber Series, The Vocal Arts Society of Washington and The Ambassador Foundation Performing Arts Series in Los Angeles. She has also appeared in a number of nationally televised concerts such as The Grammy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, The Memorial Day and Fourth of July Concerts on PBS, Christmas in Washington, and The PBS Live From The White House to name a few.