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Tenor to present Marilyn Horne Foundation recital at Pottle March 26

Contact: Christina Chapple


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     HAMMOND – Young American tenor Richard Cox will present a free recital Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium.

     The recital is presented by Southeastern’s Department of Music and Dramatic Arts in association with the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Founded by the famed mezzo-soprano, the foundation presents exceptionally gifted young classical singers in vocal recitals and related educational programs in communities across the United States.

     Cox, who will be accompanied by pianist Michael Baitzer, will perform art songs by George Frideric Handel, Hugo Wolf, Samuel Barber, Richard Strauss, and Marc Blitzstein. During a weeklong residency, he will also visit high school students in New Orleans and Ponchatoula and with Southeastern music majors.

     Cox has been described as possessing “a remarkable voice that combines both lyric and heroic qualities.” Critics have praised his voice as “full of character” and “convincing with rich nuances,” and enthusiastically noted his “powerful top notes and agility.”

     During the 2008-2009 opera season, he performed Florestan in “Fidelio” and Matteo in “Arabella” in Frankfurt, Germany. He has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Dresden State Opera. He also performed in “Lady Macbeth” in Santiago, Chile, has debuted with the Los Angeles Opera, and is a frequent soloist with American symphony orchestras.

     For additional information, contact voice professor Joy Ratliff, 985-549-2366. 

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