Celebrated Mezzo-Soprano Frederica von Stade Inspires Conservatory Singers During Residency
This week, Boston Conservatory at Berklee voice students received expert advice and worked closely with world-renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s 2017 Kunkemueller Artist in Residence.
During her October 30–November 1 residency, von Stade (known as "Flicka") led master classes on a range of operatic repertoire, worked with the cast of Jake Heggie's opera Dead Man Walking, and participated in a panel discussion with Conservatory faculty on creating new music and the close relationship between singers and composers.
Von Stade, who sang mezzo-soprano roles ranging from Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro to a variety of contemporary American opera roles—including Mrs. DeRocher in Dead Man Walking—also led coaching sessions focused on the mezzo-soprano repertoire.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee will present Dead Man Walking November 16 through 19 at the Boston Conservatory Theater.