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Guest Artist Concert: Ariana Wyatt, Soprano, and Richard Masters, Piano / FREE

  • Presented By: CSU, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
  • Dates: October 11, 2023
  • Location: Colorado State University School of the Arts
  • 1400 Remington Street, University Center for the Arts
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public
    • Wednesday, October 11, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall

      Ariana Wyatt enjoys a diverse career on the opera stage and in the concert hall. On the stage, she has performed for Gotham Chamber Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Omaha, Spoleto USA, Opera Roanoke, Opera on the James, the Juilliard Opera Center and Aspen Opera Theater. She has recorded for the Albany and MSR labels, with her recording Let Evening Come: American Songs Old and New named one of the best classical recordings of 2020 by the Chicago Tribune. Recent appearances include the Ameropa Festival in Prague, the Parma Festival, the Red Rocks Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Musica Viva series, as well as appearances with Steve Blier as part of the New York Festival of Song. Ms. Wyatt won first place in the Metropolitan Opera Competition Western Region in 2003. She was a finalist at the Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition, and a winner of the New West Symphony and Pasadena Opera competitions. She is a graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center, the Santa Fe Apprentice Program for singers, the Glimmerglass Opera Young Artist Program, and the Florida Grand Opera Young Artist Program. Ms. Wyatt has degrees from the University of Southern California and the Juilliard School, and is currently an associate professor at Virginia Tech.

      Richard Masters is a soloist, opera coach, and conductor based in Blacksburg, Virginia where he is an assistant professor of piano and collaborative piano at Virginia Tech's School of Performing Arts. Significant collaborations include concerts with Grammy-winning baritone Donnie Ray Albert, flutist Valerie Coleman, former Juilliard String Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, and under the baton of Lorin Maazel. Recent performances include recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Schola Cantorum in Paris, Gallery 345 in Toronto, the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, the Percy Grainger Home and Museum in White Plains, and the San Francisco Conservatory. He has written on a variety of topics for publications including The Record Collector, Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal, American Music Teacher, Stage Directors and Choreographers Journal, and Opera Journal. Conference presentations include appearances at the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, the College Music Society National Conference, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Virginia Music Teachers Association Conference, and the Kansas Music Teachers Association Conference. Dr. Masters is a Yamaha Artist.