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Burgess Mary Burgess,  


 Associate Professor





Associate professor of music (coordinator of vocal area, voice, opera). BMus Curtis Institute of Music. Private vocal study with Mme. Eufemia Giannini Gregory and Dick Marzollo. Special studies in opera and interpretation with Martial Singher and Herbert Graf. Recipient of scholarships from Brevard Music Center and Marlboro School of Music. Foundation grants from the William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation and from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation for Music. New York City Opera debut at age 22, while still an undergraduate at Curtis Institute of Music. European opera debut at Holland Festival in title role of Cavalli's L'Erismena. Appeared as soprano soloist with over two dozen U.S. orchestras, including Boston Symphony (with Seiji Ozawa), Cleveland Orchestra (with Lorin Maazel), Chicago Symphony (with Simon Rattle) and Cincinnati Symphony (with Klaus Tennstedt, James Conlon). Appearances at such prestigious festivals as Spoleto (Italy), Ravinia, Aspen, Casals, Blossom, Chautauqua, Marlboro, Monadnock, and the Ann Arbor and Cincinnati May Festivals, in repertory ranging from Bach to Mozart, Mahler, Ravel and Shostakovich. Leading roles with numerous regional opera companies; repertory includes 38 opera roles from Monteverdi to Virgil Thomson, in five languages, and over 45 works with orchestra. Recorded performances issued by CRI, CBS Masterworks, Columbia, Telarc, Sony Classics. Member of the music faculty since 1984.

Last Updated: 9/9/16