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News Archives - 2005

March 30, 2005

Internationally acclaimed soprano, Audrey Stottler, to perform benefit concert for Twin Cities Public Schools


The Annual Mu Phi Epsilon Concert, a benefit for the music programs of the public schools of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, will take place Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College. Internationally acclaimed soprano, Audrey Stottler, will perform a recital of Italian arias and selections from Tristan und Isolde, with accompaniment from Jim Reilly on piano. Student performers from the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public Schools will also join them on the program.

Minnesota born, Audrey Stottler, has performed all over the world, in opera houses from the Metropolitan in New York City to the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has inaugurated two opera houses including the Hong Kong Opera House with what has become her signature role, "Turandot." Opera magazine described her performance as “a Turandot to be reckoned with, of massive voice, yet capable of total control to the finest of effects. Although Turandot’s character melted, Stottler’s voice did not, retaining a passion and power to the end, never tiring, clear and lusciously beautiful."

Stottler concertized within what she considers her adopted country of Denmark with an opera program that includes Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, and Puccini. In addition to "Turandot," other notable roles for her have included "Lady Macbeth," "Aida," "Amelia" in Un Ballo in Maschera, and “Ariadne” in Ariadne aug Naxos.

Co-sponsoring this event are Augsburg College and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional music fraternity. There is a free will donation at the door with a suggested amount of $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information on this event or Mu Phi Epsilon, contact Jim Reilly at 612-870-4592 or via e-mail, jimreilly@mindekirken.org .