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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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Sherrill Milnes joins Opera Naples Academy Faculty

From April 7 -16, students of opera will have the opportunity to study under a number of distinguished instructors at the 2018 Opera Naples Academy.

The program, now entering its second year, consists of one-on-one vocal coaching in addition to lectures and classes, all building up to a public performance on April 16. Among the faculty are soprano Veronica Villarroel, voice instructor Manny Perez, and tenor Bruce Ford. Special guest artists include conductor Ramon Tebar and legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes.

Milnes will present a special Master Class and Fireside Chat on April 15, from 6:30-9:30pm at Opera Naples, 2408 Linwood Ave in Naples, Florida.

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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

  • 20Apr 2018

    Opera Idol

    Chicago, IL Three Crowns Park

    For the 12th consecutive year, VOICExperience returns to the Midwest for the annual Opera Idol vocal competition in Chicago, Illinois. A panel of four judges will select the winner.

    Five singers compete in a Master Class format with Sherrill Milnes for a full scholarship plus airfare to Savannah, Georgia, to attend the Milnes VOICE Studio in August valued at $3,000.

    In addition, audience members will be given a chance to vote, selecting a “People’s Choice” award. That singer will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward the cost of participating in VOICExperience.

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  • 12May 2018

    Prelude to the Festival

    Savannah, GA The Home of Toby Hollenberg

    “Coming Home from the Great White Way”

    Festival Artist Carlton Moe is on Broadway! Carl began his contract singing as Piangi in Broadway’s longest running show, Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre in October of last year, and continues to wow audiences 8 shows a week.

    In this first look at our 2018 season, the Savannah VOICE Festival artists share “Stories Great and Small” through music. Join us for a light supper on the green for a concert featuring Carlton Moe and Chad Sonka!

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  • 27May 2018

    Florida VOICE Project

    Tampa Bay, FL

    Train one-on-one with the Maestro

    Get motivated. Study one-on-one with Sherrill Milnes and our top faculty. Students receive assigned repertoire and scenes, and perform on a final scenes concert. This is a great opportunity for personal growth and audition prep!

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