JBU Lyceum with Award Winning Soprano Christine Donahue

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Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 25, 2009) - National award-winning soprano Christine Donahue will be the special guest at John Brown University on Sunday, March 8, at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be held in the Jones Recital Hall in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. Admission is free and open to the public. Donahue’s voice has been acclaimed for its beauty and intensity. She has performed in numerous roles throughout the United States, Canada and abroad including a broad spectrum of operatic heroines in “La Boheme,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “The Magic Flute” and “Madama Butterfly”. Equally at home on the concert stage, Donahue has performed Mahler’s “Fourth Symphony,” Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” Strauss’ “Vier Letzte Lieder,” Verdi’s “Requiem,” Handel’s “Messiah” and Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony.” Donahue was a winner of the Luciano Pavarotti/Opera Company of Philadelphia International Competition, a runner-up in the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions early on in her career and a recipient of both the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund Grant and the Sullivan Grant. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice and Opera from the Juilliard School of Music and was a member of the Houston Opera Studio. While in Houston, she toured with Texas Opera Theater. Currently Donahue is a member of the voice faculty at the University of Central Arkansas.

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