Festivals & Series

Christine Brewer Vocal Master Class

Part of the Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:00pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

Yasuko Oura, piano

Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer is “the uncommon singer of her vocal type whose voice can slice through a thick orchestra while still sounding lustrous” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times). In concert settings, she has appeared with celebrated orchestras throughout the world, most notably giving over 100 performances of Strauss’s Four Last Songs and singing for the reopening of Covent Garden. On the opera stage, Brewer has received international acclaim for her portrayal of the title role in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, with additional performance highlights including Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at San Francisco Opera, Gluck’s Alceste with Santa Fe Opera, Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Paris Opera, and Britten’s Albert Herring at Santa Fe Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In this master class, she coaches accomplished Bienen School voice and opera program students.  

Joseph Marx, “Selige Nacht” 
Kylie Buckham, soprano 

Claude Debussy, “C’est l’extase langoureuse” from Ariettes oubliées 
Lillian Lansdell, mezzo-soprano 

Ricky Ian Gordon, “A Horse With Wings” 
Lifan Deng, baritone 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “None but the Lonely Heart” 
Avery Winick, mezzo-soprano 

Amy Beach, “Ah, Love, but a day” from Three Browning Songs, Op. 44 
Alexi Ortega Chavez, tenor 

Undine Smith Moore, "Love Let the Wind Cry...How I Adore Thee"
Douglas Culclasure, tenor

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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.