Saturday, December 8, 2018 3 p.m. Gore Recital Hall
Come out of the cold to celebrate the holiday season with a colorful vocal recital by virtuosic Greek soprano Irini Kyriakidou. We invite you in to enjoy art songs, opera arias, holiday tunes, and traditional songs from Greece in a unique concert that will warm your spirit.
A native of Greece, Ms. Kyriakidou continues to showcase her "sweet and virtuosic vocal talents" (The Observer) with opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, including roles such as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Musetta in La Boheme and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Greek National Opera. Under the baton of Riccardo Muti, she performed as Cherinto in Demfoonte in her debuts with the Opéra national de Paris and the Ravenna Festival. Ms. Kyriakidou is the winner of the second prize in the “Maria Callas Grand Prix” in Athens, first prize in the European Competition “Debut 2004,” and the “Pro Europa” prize of the European Culture Foundation. She will perform alongside collaborative pianist, vocal coach and member of UD Ensemble-in-Residence 6-wire Dr. Matthew Brower in a concert that will transport you to sunny Greece for the holidays.