Stephen Swanson, "Animal Songs"

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stephen Swanson is a concert and opera singer, a teacher of singing, and a stage director for opera. He earned degrees from North Park College and Northwestern University and served a two-year AGMA apprenticeship with the Wolf Trap Company. After an internship at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera, Swanson sang in opera houses in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, amassing a repertoire of 91 roles in operas, operettas, and musicals. Since 1994, he has been Professor of Voice at The University of Iowa. Mr. Swanson's program entitled "Animal Songs" will include music by Maurice Ravel, Max Reger, and Donald Swann. He will be assisted on piano by David Gompper whose original animal compositions will also be featured.
Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6 p.m. the night of the concert. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children, students (K-college) and seniors (55+).