Laura Strickling (MM ’06) Reply

Soprano Laura Strickling (MM ’06) has won The American Prize in Vocal Performance for 2011 in the professional opera division.

The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.

Bruce to direct San Francisco Opera Reply

Faculty artist Garnett Bruce will direct Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at the San Francisco Opera. The production runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4 and then from Nov. 18 to 25. It will also be simulcast at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, on Sept. 25 at 2:00 pm. Last year’s free live simulcast drew an unprecedented crowd of 32,000 people, many experiencing opera for the first time.