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Acclaimed Tenor Thomas Cooley '91 Performs Saturday Night Recital at His Alma Mater

October 4, 2006

Thomas Cooley 2006.jpgOctober 4, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Thomas Cooley, an acclaimed lyric tenor and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, returns to his alma mater this Saturday night, October 7, to perform a free Old Gold Weekend recital. You're invited to attend the concert, which is presented free of charge in the Performing Arts Center's Thompson Recital Hall. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Cooley has already made a considerable name for himself in both the concert hall and operatic stage, appearing with the likes of the Bavarian State Opera, the Krakow State Opera, the Minnesota Opera, North Star Opera, and Ex Machina Baroque Opera in roles such as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and Ugone in Handel's Flavio. The tenor's extreme versatility is also evident in his concert work, to which he dedicates much of his time. Cooley has appeared internationallythomas cooley.jpg with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Bach Collegium Stuttgart, the Munich Bach Choir, the Bamberg Symphony Choir, the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and the Drottningholms Baroque Ensemble. Thomas Cooley can also be heard in a new, world premiere recording of Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus.

At Saturday's recital he will be joined by DePauw professor and pianist John Clodfelter '94.

Founded in 1884, the DePauw University School of Music is one of the oldest in the nation and has an established tradition of educating leaders in virtually every facet of music, including performers, educators, composers and administrators. Learn more here.

Read more about Old Gold Weekend in this previous story.

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