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Mercyhurst alumnae to perform free recital

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Roche Guest Artist Series welcomes three accomplished graduates of the D’Angelo Department of Music. (l-r) Soprano Devon Meddock, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Reveille and soprano Alexa Zeremenko will appear in recital on Monday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall.

The program will feature works by Richard Strauss; the Final Trio from Der Rosenkavalier; works by Clara Schumann; Rusalka’s Song to the Moon by Antonin Dvorak; Charlotte’s Letter Aria from Werther by Massenet; and works by Johannes Brahms.

The three women will also present a Convocation Hour on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 12:45 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall. Both the recital and Convocation Hour are free and open to the public. Call 814-824-2394 for more information.

All three alumnae performed at least three roles in operas such as Le Nozze di Figaro, Madame Butterfly, and La Cenerentola while attending Mercyhurst University.

  • Meddock continued her studies in 2014 at New York University at the Steinhardt School. In 2016, she was invited to stay at NYU as an adjunct professor.

  • Kathleen Reveille is a mezzo-soprano, who has sung with the Erie Philharmonic, in Poland as a guest of the government, and at Yale University, where she is earning her master’s degree.

    Alexa Zeremenko is currently a graduate student at Indiana University, which houses what has been heralded as the largest and most prestigious opera program in the world.

The Visiting Artists Series was founded by former Mercyhurst music professor Dr. Albert Glinsky to introduce local audiences to an eclectic array of acclaimed soloists and ensembles. All events are presented to the community at no charge thanks to the generosity of the Terry and Margaret M. Roche Family.