Deborah Voigt, one of the world’s greatest sopranos, visited campus April 27 as Shenandoah Conservatory’s 2015–16 American Icon.
As a featured guest for the American Icons series, Voigt follows a prestigious lineup of speakers, including composer Philip Glass and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Voigt, who made her name as a leading dramatic soprano, is revered for her performances in Wagner and Strauss operas and more recently acclaimed for her captivating performances of Broadway standards and popular songs.
Voigt’s extensive discography has garnered her multiple Grammy nominations and wins. She appears regularly as both performer and host in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, which is transmitted live to movie theaters around the world, and has won a number of major awards. She was featured during a special Performance Forum interview and Q&A in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. In addition to the interview and Q&A, Voigt conducted a masterclass for voice students and met with conservatory faculty, students, and supporters.
Check out her American Icons interview below.
(Photos: Jason Lopez)