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About Sherrill

Sherrill Milnes is universally acclaimed as the foremost operatic baritone of his generation. With his powerful voice, commanding stage presence and rugged handsomeness, he achieved the kind of adulation that is usually reserved for tenors. He sang over 650 performances at the Met, where he was honored with sixteen new productions, seven opening nights, and ten national telecasts. As a leading artist in all of the world’s great opera houses, Mr. Milnes performed and recorded with the likes of Domingo, Pavarotti, Caballé, Sutherland, Sills, Horne, Price, and Tebaldi. He is the winner of three Grammy Awards, and the most recorded American singer of his time. In 2008 he received the Opera News Award for Distinguished Achievement.

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Opera as Drama comes to New York City

Maestro Sherrill Milnes returns to New York City for his annual Opera as Drama program and VOICE Gala. The program runs from March 18 – 25 and features concerts at the National Opera Center and the Explorer’s Club.

The week begins with a Master Class by the Maestro himself in the MacKay Studio of the National Opera Center on Sunday, March 18th at 7:30pm. VOICExperience’s Opera as Drama artists begin their week of study with this evening of performance and learning.

The artists return for another Master Class on Monday, March 19th at 7:30pm led by stage director Fabrizio Melano and pyschotherapist Laura Melano Flanagan for a unique look at some of opera’s most beloved characters. The Opera as Drama artists will be challenged to analyze the psychology of their characters in the scenes they perform, as they are coached by this brother-sister duo.

Milnes will host the annual VOICE Gala at the Harmonie Club on Tuesday, March 20th at 6pm, honoring mezzo soprano Denyce Graves for her contributions to the legacy of opera. Tickets start at $500, and help fund the Milnes VOICE Program Scholarships.

The program moves to the Explorer’s Club on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:30pm for some Broadway! The VOICExperience Artists perform a casual cabaret, showing off their versatility in this fun concert.

Finally, Opera as Drama returns to the Opera Center to wrap up with a final showcase on Sunday, March 25th at 7:30pm in Marc A. Scorca Hall. After a week of performance and study, the artists present their scenes alongside the original texts set by the composers.

Don’t miss these events with Sherrill Milnes in New York City!

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What’s it like to grow up on a small farm in Illinois only to find yourself, some 20 years later, performing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House? And then to travel the world, singing in historic theaters from La Scala in Milan to Vienna, Paris, London, and beyond? Sherrill Milnes tells all in this completely updated, first-time-in-paperback edition of his very successful biography.

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Upcoming Events

  • 18Mar 2018

    Opera as Drama

    New York, NY

    Refine your dramatic process

    Focus on the interpretation of opera with leaders in the industry. Singers will work with Sherrill Milnes and stage director Fabrizio Melano on scenes and arias, studying original texts and source material. Our faculty and guest lecturers offer insight into the opera industry and assistance with career development.

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  • 18Mar 2018

    Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    New York, NY National Opera Center MacKay Studio

    You don’t sing over 600 performances at the Met without learning a thing or two. Legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes presents a master class to the students of VOICExperience’s Opera as Drama program, sharing wisdom on interpretation and performance.

    TICKETS: $25

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  • 19Mar 2018

    Fabrizio Melano Master Class

    New York, NY National Opera Center MacKay Studio

    In his forty-year career, Fabrizio Melano has directed some of opera’s most renowned interpreters around the world including Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and VOICExperience’s own Sherrill Milnes. This unique class delves into the psychology of operatic characters, as Maestro Melano and his sister, psychotherapist Laura Melano Flanagan, work with students of the VOICExperience Opera as Drama program.

    TICKETS: $25

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