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"Grace" of Performance by Soprano Pamela Coburn '74 Recalled by NY Critic

January 15, 2008

Pamela Coburn Classical Singer 2006.jpgJanuary 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,Musical Note.jpg 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.

Visit the DePauw University School of Music online.

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