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Un ballo in maschera: “Eri tu”

Vienna State Opera gala; Miguel Gomez Martinez, conductor. 1979.

Rigoletto: “Cortigiani vil razza dannata”

Concert performance.

Pagliacci: “Si puo”

The Metropolitan Opera; James Levine, conductor. 1978.

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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A Tribute to Sherrill Milnes in Pompano Beach, FL

The Venetian Arts Society celebrates opera legend Sherrill Milnes with two special events on January 16th and 17th: a Sherrill Milnes Tribute and A Conversation with Sherrill Milnes. On January 16th at 6pm, the famed baritone shares the greatest moments of his career with Master of Ceremonies Jason Hughes, Former General Manager Classical South Florida 89.7 FM, performers make tribute to his legacy in a salon concert at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Tickets are $35.00 for Venetian Arts Society members and $50 general admission.

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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

  • 7Feb 2018

    Piano in the Arts Master Class

    Savannah, GA Armstrong State University

    Festival Director Maria Zouves teams up with Piano in the Arts at Armstrong to give a unique master class. Singers will be coached by Zouves while the pianists are coached by Benjamin Warsaw in this collaborative program.

  • 11Feb 2018

    Come Together – An Evening of Relationships

    Savannah, GA Armstrong State University

    This collaborative concert with the Savannah VOICE Festival delves deep into the relationships between music and humanity. From singer and pianist to audience and artist, and interpersonal relationships like parent and child to husband and wife, this varied performance explores why people “come together.” The evening will be an elegant recital of varied musical genres performed by up-and-coming artists as well as Armstrong’s very own, Dr. Benjamin Warsaw, and directed by Savannah VOICE Festival’s own Maria Zouves. As these two organizations “come together,” join us for a magical night of love, laughter, heartache, and hope.

    General Admission $15

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  • 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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