World-famous operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes and his wife, soprano Maria Zouves, will hold a series of public lectures and masterclasses during their first visit to the University in 13 years. Milnes, a 1957 Drake alumnus, and Zouves last visited the University in 2006; their current visit is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29…
“For nearly 40 years, he was one of the world’s best known opera singers. If Luciano Pavarotti was the tenor, Milnes was the baritone.
He and his wife have lived in Palm Harbor since 2005, when family and opera projects brought them. He’s a teacher now, content to guide young singers toward the kind of finesse he has honed. He’ll host an event tonight in Tarpon Springs, An Evening With Sherrill Milnes and the Ghosts of the Savannah. His festival wraps up Sunday.
Here, Milnes moves about without the glamor of his former life. He and his wife do crossword puzzles and take cruises. They sing Christmas songs at an annual pageant.
But people who know opera know Milnes.”
August 5 – 27, 2017
Founded by Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves as part of the Sherrill Milnes VOICE programs, the Savannah VOICE Festival celebrates its fifth season this August with three weeks of opera, musical theater and song! The Festival brings artists from around the world to the Hostess City with the mission of providing quality vocal music to Savannah and continuing the legacy of great singing.
This season, themed [email protected], features the comedic operas of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville as its centerpieces. Audiences can attend a “prelude” performance of Shave and a Haircut, a show by Festival Director Maria Zouves that introduces the Festival operas’ main characters.