Sunday Jan 25 @ 3:00 PM
Artist Music Series
a native of Cottage Grove, Minn., is the director of music at Berea College
in Kentucky. He has appeared in leading roles with opera companies throughout
North America and Europe.
also was featured as Cassio in “Otello” on an A&E nationwide production
of “Spotlight Colorado” and starred in a National Public Broadcasting System television
production and world premiere of Robert Greenleaf’s “Under the Arbor.” In
addition, he has performed throughout the United States in Broadway touring
productions of “Phantom of the Opera.”
2009, Calkins and Lawrence appeared in recital at the fourth International
Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing at the University of
Texas-San Antonio. In April of this year, they performed at a gala
fundraising concert for the new Cancer Center at Georgia Regents University.
Lawrence, the Endowed Chair of Voice at the University of Kentucky,
also is a leading artist with opera companies worldwide, ranging from operas in
Chicago and New York City to Paris and London.
Lawrence appeared in more than 70 concerts with the late Luciano
throughout the United States and abroad in Qatar, Italy, Chile, Venezuela,
Argentina, Germany, Norway, Japan, China, Malaysia, England, Canada and South
Africa. She was one of 20 guests asked to speak at Pavarotti’s memorial, which was held in
evening after the memorial, she sang at a benefit concert broadcast worldwide
from Little Petra, helping raise millions of dollars for Afghan children and
for refugees and the disabled in Jordan.
For more information you can visit Mark Calkins website and Cynthia Lawrence website.