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CABOT NATIVE OPERA SINGER MARIANNE
CORNETTI TO RAISE SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT
ROCK, Pa., -- Internationally acclaimed opera singer Marianne
Cornetti, a native of Cabot, will present several Giuseppe
Verdi’s opera works when she performs at the Slippery Rock
University Scholarship Benefit Concert set for 8 p.m. Nov.
concert, held in Swope Recital Hall, is under the direction of Dr.
Colleen Gray Neubert, assistant professor of music and coordinator
of vocal studies at SRU. Mark Trawka, a member of the Pittsburgh
Opera, will be the accompanist.
are $10 for the general public with contributions above general
admission accepted to benefit the music department’s vocal
scholarship fund. Those contributing $25 or more will be listed in
the program and invited to an after-concert reception with the
artist. Call 724-738-2335 for details.
has recently emerged as one of the most exciting Verdi voices. In
the last two seasons, she has made international debuts at major
theaters, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Vienna State
Opera; Teatro Carlo Felice, Genova; Teatro dell’ Opera di
Roma; Teatro Bellini; Catania, at the Arena di Verona; and in
Tokyo. She has won unanimous acclaim as Amneris in
“Aida,” Azucena in “Il Trovatore,” Eboli in
“Don Carlos” and as the Principessa di Bouillon in
2004/2005 season she will return to the Metropolitan Opera as
Ulrica in “Un Ballo in Maschera” and as Amneris in
“Aida,” a role she also sings for her debut at the
Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels. She will return to the
Vienna State Opera as Eboli and makes her debut at the Bregenz
Fesitval in the summer of 2005 as Azucena in Robert Carsen’s
new production of “Il Trovatore.” Cornetti will also be
heard in Montpellier in Cilea’s L’Arlesiana and a CD
will be produced from the live performances. Future projects
include her debut in Munich as Azucena under Zubin Mehta,
“Aida” at the Teatro Regio, Turin, Azucena for her
debut in Parma as well as in Japan with the Teatro Comunale of
A graduate of
Duquesne University with a major in vocal performance, Cornetti
undertook graduate studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,
Manhattan School of Music and at EPCASO Oderzo in Italy. She began
her professional career singing supporting roles in important
theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera, Pittsburgh Opera Center
and in Wolf Trap.
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