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World-Renowned Canadian Soprano Performs for PA/LS


March 29, 2002

[ Measha Brueggergosman Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman is already in great demand on two continents. A fast-rising star in the world of opera, Brueggergosman has also incorporated jazz and spirituals into her repertoire. On April 7 she will perform at Ohio Wesleyan University with a voice described as "powerful," "incredibly mature," "interpretive," and "honey-smooth."

The concert, presented by Ohio Wesleyan's Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PA/LS), will be held on Sunday, April 7, at 3:15 p.m. in Gray Chapel. Brueggergosman -- accompanied by pianist Robert Kortgaard -- will perform works by Mozart, Debussy, Reger, Chausson, Ravel, and Previn.

Born in New Brunswick, 24-year-old Brueggergosman placed first among the finalists at the 2001 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London and is a prize winner in other renowned international competitions, including the Kirsten Flagstad Award (New York), Robert-Schumann (Germany), and the George London Foundation (New York). She is an O'Brien Scholar and a past recipient of the prestigious Canada Council Grant. Currently, she is pursuing her postgraduate studies at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Augsburg, Germany.

In 1998, Brueggergosman premiered the title role of the Canadian Opera Beatrice Chancy by James Rolfe in Toronto. Since then, she has gone on to sing this role in Halifax, Toronto, and Edmonton, as well as starring in the Canadian Broadcasting Company's television production of Beatrice Chancy. She was nominated for a 2001 Gemini Award for this performance.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, and $4 for students ages 6 to 18. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 740-368-3185.