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Prof. Pamela Coburn '74 Performs with Colorado Symphony Orchestra This Week

June 5, 2007

Pamela Coburn.jpgJune 5, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Pamela Coburn -- renowned lyric soprano, 1974 graduate of DePauw and James B. Stewart Distinguished Professor of Music at the University -- will perform in three concerts with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra this week. Coburn will sing Beethoven's Missa Solemnis Thursday evening, and the composer's Symphony No. 9 Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

"In a celebration of the beloved composer's music, Jeffrey Kahane and the CSO are presenting six concerts that stretch from Beethoven's arrival as the new kid on the Viennese block to the masterworks from his later years," notes a preview of the concerts in the Rocky Mountain News.

You can also read more at the Orchestra's Web site.

Pamela Coburn has a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary and sings regularly in the world's leading opera houses and concert halls. On the opera stage she has performed such roles as Rosalinde in Strauss's Die Fledermaus, the Countess in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Pamela Coburn Classical Singer 2006.jpgFiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare, the Marschallin in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, the title role in Strauss's Arabella, Ellen Orford in Britten's Peter Grimes, Freia in Wagner's Das Rheingold, and Queen Rosamunde in Penderecki's Ubu Rex. Her discography includes numerous recordings, including Gounod’s Faust with Sir Colin Davis, Beethoven’s Fidelio with Bernard Haitnik, Mahler’s 8th Symphony with Lorin Maazel, and a DVD of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus on Deutsche Grammophone with the late Carlos Kleiber.

Coburn was featured on the cover of the June 2006 edition of Classical Singer magazine.  Learn more in this previous story.

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