Masterclass: Jane Eaglen

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


Saturday July 13, 2019
2:00pm: Jane Eaglen

Saturday July 20, 2019
2:00pm: Danielle Pastin

Saturday July 27, 2019
2:00pm: Mark Trawka



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Cabaret Lounge
Winchester Thurston School
555 Morewood Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15213
(Entrance on Ellsworth Avenue)

Witness leading artists coaching the stars of tomorrow’s opera stage.

July 13: Jane Eaglen
July 20: Danielle Pastin
July 27: Mark Trawka

Dramatic soprano Jane Eaglen joined New England Conservatory’s voice studio faculty beginning with the 2013–2014 academic year. Eaglen has enjoyed one of the most formidable reputations in opera for the past two decades. Her performances of roles such as Isolde in Tristan und Isolde, the title roles in Puccini’s Turandot, Bellini’s Norma, and Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen have earned her acclaim on stages of the leading opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, and l’Opera National de Paris. Other notable roles in her repertoire include the title roles of Tosca (English National Opera as well as in Argentina, Australia, and Japan), La Gioconda (English National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago), and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Bavarian State Opera, English National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, etc.), Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera (Paris and Bologna).
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Praised by Opera News as having “one of the most sheerly beautiful voices on the scene today,” American soprano Danielle Pastin continues to earn critical acclaim for her engagements across the country. Pastin made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Masha in The Queen of Spades in 2011, and recently performed as Nedda in their production of Pagliacci. She was also featured as Frasquita in the Met’s production of Carmen in 2012 and 2013.

Engagements in the 2018-19 season include Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly with Virginia Opera; Masha in Enemies, A Love Story with Kentucky Opera; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Palm Beach Opera; and appearances at Four Arts in Palm Beach, including as soloist with cellist Amit Peled’s Cello Gang and in recital.

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Mark Trawka joined Pittsburgh Opera as Director of Musical Studies for the prestigious Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Training Program in the 2003-04 season. In the 2006-07 season, he also took on the position of Chorus Master.

Mr. Trawka coaches and performs with the Resident Artists and has also accompanied renowned mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti in her Pittsburgh recital appearances. He has been a member of the music staff at Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera and Portland Opera (Oregon), where he was principal pianist and assistant chorus master. Mr. Trawka has served as coach/accompanist at Chautauqua Opera and at Glimmerglass Opera for many summer seasons. In the summer of 2006, he was director of the resident artist program at Berkshire Opera.

Educated at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California, Mr. Trawka began his operatic career in the Houston Opera Studio and in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program.
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