Manage episode 282334377 series 2799121
My guest this week is Mr. George Shirley. He is a Grammy-winning opera singer(Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte the role of Ferrando ). One of the first African-American, leading role tenors to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He stayed for 11 seasons and gave 251 performances. Throughout his career, Shirley has sung more than 80 roles in opera houses around the world. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Shirley the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor for American artists. Today, Shirley maintains his commitment to teaching young singers and is the Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan.
This podcast is sponsored by
Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan J.A.M.M.
To become a sponsor for this podcast, go to the Patreon link below.
Produced by Green Bow Music