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Faculty Recital: Abigail Dueppen, Soprano

April 29, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fine Arts
Rothwell Recital Hall

Abigail DueppenThe Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will present a faculty recital with soprano Abigail Dueppen, adjunct instructor of voice, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the Rothwell Recital Hall. Mary Box will accompany her on the piano. The recital will feature the works of Handel, Milhaud, Rachmaninoff, Bernstein and Mozart's fiendishly difficult aria Martern aller Arten from The Abduction from the Seraglio. There will be, as Emperor Joseph II stated in the biopic Amadeus, "too many notes." Come hear them all! Admission is free and open to the public.

Dueppen teaches applied voice, diction, and vocal master classes at LU. She made her professional debut to critical acclaim as Léïla in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Since then, she has appeared as Blonde in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Houston Symphony, Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème and Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel with Lakes Area Music Festival, Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Intermountain Opera, Yum-Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado with The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston, and Die Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

She also performed with Houston’s Ars Lyrica as La Musique in Charpentier’s Les plaisirs de Versailles, and other recent roles include Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Sister Constance of St. Denis in Poulenc's Dialogues des carmélites, The Vixen in Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, Celia in Mozart’s Lucio Silla, Cupidon in Orpheé aux enfers, and Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music.

As a concert artist, she most recently sang with the Bozeman Symphony in Vaughan Williams's Dona nobis pacem, with the Great Falls Symphony in Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony, as well as with members of the Houston Symphony as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and appeared with the Woodlands Chamber Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Rutter’s Magnificat and Requiem.

She also performed as the soprano soloist on the concert stage Fauré's Requiem, Bach's Magnificatand St. Matthew’s Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass,Exultate jubilate, and his Requiem.

Ms. Dueppen holds her Bachelor of Music degree with academic distinction in vocal performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music and completed her graduate studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music obtaining her Master of Music degree in vocal performance.

Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music