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Eiddwen Harrhy hosts Handel presentation, vocal workshop

ehThe school of the arts will present vocalist Eiddwen Harrhy in a one-day vocal workshop on Monday, February 4, in the Northside Recital Hall. Harrhy will make a presentation at 10 a.m. about the vocal works of Handel and the change over the past 40 years in how his works are performed. In the afternoon, she will work with vocal students in private coaching sessions.

Eiddwen Harrhy's singing career has taken her to many of the world's leading opera houses and concert halls. Now her teaching is following a similar path, with masterclasses and one-on-one teaching around the world, including Prague, Vilnius, Stockholm, Berlin, Helsinki, Utrecht, Vienna, Bloomington and—in 2013—Cologne and Singapore. Eiddwen's students have won major competitions both in the United Kingdom and abroad and are already appearing at national and international opera houses.

She is increasingly in demand in the United States, and will be the guest vocal coach at Indiana University during their 2013 Handel Opera Season. In February they will be performing Xerxes, supported by the Georgina Joshi Foundation. She will also give masterclasses and workshops at the Jacobs School of Music.

Eiddwen studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music (now RNCM) where she was awarded the Gold Medal Imperial League of Opera Prize. She was the winner of the Miriam Licette Prize leading to further studies in Paris.

She has sung with major orchestras and opera companies around the world. She has sung in more than 20 Handel operas, from Amadigi to Tamerlano, and is regarded as one of the greatest Handel specialists of her generation. Her notable roles include Pamina, Michaela, Countess, Alcina, Poppea, Iphigenie, Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira, Octavian, Composer, Katya Kabanova, Madame Butterfly, and Marie (Wozzeck).

Eiddwen has made many notable appearances in the BBC Proms, and many other broadcast concert performances in the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe for both television and radio. She has recorded, amongst others, for EMI, Erato, Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, Nimbus, Opera Rara, and Virgin Classics. Eiddwen is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The morning presentation is open to the public and free admission. For more information about the presentation and coaching sessions, please contact Jeff Wright at jeffwrig@iusb.edu or 574.520.4655. This workshop is sponsored by the Georgina Joshi Foundation.

// Eiddwen Harrhy Vocal Presentation
// 10 a.m. Monday, February 4
// Northside Recital Hall
// 1855 Northside Boulevard
// Free and open to the public
// 574.520.4203 | arts.iusb.edu