"Grace" of Performance by Soprano Pamela Coburn '74 Recalled by NY Critic
January 15, 2008January 15, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Pamela Coburn sings Donna Elvira here with grace," writes Anna Reguero of a Munich Radio Orchestra recording of Mozart's Don Giovanni. In New York's Rochester Democrat and Chronicle's "Critic's Playlist" column, Reguero adds that Coburn, a 1974 graduate of DePauw and James B. Stewart Distinguished Professor of Music at the University, "is known for this role."
The critic opines, "Radio orchestras in the United States are a thing of the past, but they still flourish in Europe as major, government-supported performing arts organizations. They are some of Europe's finest orchestras. The Munich Radio Orchestra started with a focus on light works in the 1950s but soon found opera as a niche. This 1990 Orfeo release of Mozart's Don Giovanni is a perfect example of this ensemble's capabilities. The orchestra puts a gloss on Mozart's score without being too uptight or overpowering, setting up a supple foundation for the singers."
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Pamela Coburn has a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary and sings regularly in the world's leading opera houses and concert halls. Learn more about the soprano in this previous story.
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