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University music faculty display talent

University music faculty display talent

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 8:02 pm

Martin. – Dr. Roberto Mancusi, University of Tennessee at Martin assistant professor of music, will perform five operatic works as part of his faculty voice recital at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in Watkins Auditorium, Boling University Center. Mancusi, a bass, will be assisted by Joshua Gatlin, tenor, and Amy Yeung, soprano, associate professor of music, and accompanied by Delana Easley, pianist.
The recital is titled “From Heaven to Hell: Gods, Devils and Lawyers in Classical Music,” and will include compositions by Handel, Wagner, Moore and Gounod.
Mancusi has performed numerous opera roles and solo recitals across the United States and recently made his international debut in London in September.
In addition to operas, he has also appeared as the bass soloist in such works as Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven), Elijah (Mendelssohn) and Messiah (Handel).
He earned a bachelor of music from Simpson College, as well as master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
Mancusi is also the author of a textbook, “Voice for Non-Majors,” released in 2008 by Prentice Hall Publishing and currently in use around the world.
The concert is free and open to the public.
 For more information, contact Mancusi at 881-7405.
WCP 10.13.11 

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