Faculty Voice Recital Features Frazier

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dr. Larry Frazier, professor of music and director of the the opera workshop and voice at the University of West Georgia, will perform a variety of songs accompanied by pianist Terry Lowry on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. The event is free and the community is invited to attend. 

From Hugo Wolf’s “Michelangelo Leider” to works from Henry Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” and the “The Tempest,” Frazier’s voice will inspire and resound with the audience.

Frazier has sung more than 150 performances of bass roles with professional opera companies across the United States, including 35 performances of the role of Figaro on tour with the National Opera. 

Most recently, he has appeared as bass soloist in Italy, at Verona and Venice; in New York, at St. Paul’s Chapel; and in Washington, D.C., at the National Cathedral.

The professor began his career as an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera and has since sung with the New Orleans Opera, Opera Memphis, the Indianapolis Opera, the Mississippi Opera and the Syracuse Opera. 

He created the role of The Elder in the Emmy Award-winning production of “StarChild,” by James Oliverio, which was broadcast state-wide over Georgia Public Television. 

In addition to his accomplishments as a singer, Frazier has forged a 38-year career as an artist and teacher in higher education and education outreach. He has taught at UWG for 21 years. 

For more information, call 678-839-6516.