Operatic Soprano Leona Mitchell To Offer Master Class at Downtown Library


Oklahoma born soprano Leona Mitchell will be offering a two-part Master Class at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, on May 11 and May 25, 2013, at 1:00p.m.  

Born in Enid, Ms. Mitchell made her debut as Micaela in “Carmen” in 1973, and two years later made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the same role.  Since then she has sung 18 seasons at the Met with a repertory including “La Boheme,” “The Magic Flute,” “Madame Butterfly,” “Aida” and many more.  She earned a Grammy Award as Bess in the first complete stereo recording of “Porgy and Bess.”

The Boston Globe called hers, “One of the most gorgeous voices in the world.”

Ms. Mitchell’s classes cover several topics of interest to all professional singers.  Subjects include: the art of performing live, audition preparation, vocal exercises, sustaining success, and more.  On May 11 her talk will be on “Preparing for a Successful Career as a Classical Vocalist,” and on May 25, “Lessons Learned on the Road to the Met.”  Both sessions begin at 1:00p.m.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Call 606-3879 to reserve a place.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.