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Acclaimed Soprano Presents Class at WPU on November 30

Acclaimed Soprano Presents Class at WPU on November 30

PATERSON, NJ - Pamela Kucenic, an internationally acclaimed American soprano who is regarded as one of opera’s most exciting dramatic sopranos, will present a vocal master class in Italian opera arias for William Paterson University students and singers from the area. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Shea Center 101 on the William Paterson campus in Wayne. Admission is free.

Kucenic has performed with such companies as The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Tokyo Opera Nomori, Arena di Verona, Royal Opera de Wallonie, and the National Theater in Taiwan, among numerous others. She has sung some of the most challenging roles in the dramatic repertoire, including Aida, Turandot, Elektra, Lady Macbeth, and Tosca.

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A graduate of Duquesne University with a bachelor of music degree in voice, she earned a master’s degree in opera at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where she later served as a faculty member. She currently runs her own vocal studio in New York City, and with her husband, Salvatore Motisi, founded Espresso Opera of New York, a small opera company that provides performance opportunities to new and promising singers. She has successfully produced and staged Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Otello, and Carmen.

For additional information on the master class, please call the William Paterson University Music Department at 973-720-2315.

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