Jane Eaglen to Conduct Vocalist Master Class at National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference

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Jane Eaglen, one of the most formidable sopranos in the opera world today, will present the Featured Opening Session Master Class on the opening day of the NATS 52nd National Conference in Orlando on June 29, 2012.

Equally at home performing other opera literature and in the concert hall, Jane Eaglen has much to offer singers and teachers of singing as she shares her talent with us in this master class.

National Association of Teachers of Singing is privileged to announce that the Featured Opening Session Master Class at its 52nd National Conference will be presented by Jane Eaglen. Four young, professional singers will be selected to perform operatic arias or song literature and receive instruction from Ms. Eaglen on June 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Oceans Ballroom at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Resort.

“Jane Eaglen’s significant career as a performer and teacher has set the bar high for interpreters of Wagnerian soprano roles,” says Allen Henderson, Executive Director of NATS. “Equally at home performing other opera literature and in the concert hall, she has much to offer singers and teachers of singing as she shares her talent with us in this master class.”

With one of the most formidable reputations in the opera and world and concert platform, Eaglen has garnered spectacular reviews worldwide and has recorded numerous solo albums for Sony Classical. She ahs appeared in nearly every major venue in the United States and abroad. Enjoying unique success in the contrasting roles of Isolde (for the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Teatro Liceu Barcelona, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and in Puerto Rico), Norma (performed for the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Ravenna Festival with Maestro Muti, and the Bastille), and Brunnhilde (performed in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Milan, New York, Oslo, and the UK), she has garnered spectacular reviews worldwide. Other memorable operatic performances include Ariadne (for Seattle Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and in London), Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer - for Seattle Opera and in concert with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra), Lady Macbeth in Vancouver; Ortrud (Lohengrin) for Seattle Opera, La Gioconda in Chicago and London, Tosca in Japan and London, Donna Anna (in New York, Vienna, Los Angeles, Munich, and Bologna), and many others.

Ms. Eaglen is Professor of Voice at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and the McGlasham International Chair in Voice at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2005, Ms. Eaglen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music from McGill University, Montreal. In 2009, she received an honorary Doctor of Music from Bishop Grossteste University College, Lincoln, UK. She was Principle Vocal Instructor for the Young Artist Program of Seattle Opera during the 2006/07 season, and returns to teach and mentor the San Francisco Opera Merola Program and Cardiff International Academy of Voice annually.

Additional information about the NATS National Conference, as well as application information for singers who wish to participate in master classes, is available at the Conference website, http://nationalconference.nats.org.

About NATS, INC., the NATS National Conference, and NATSAA:

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,300 members in the United States, Canada, and over twenty-five other countries. In addition to sponsoring one of the most prestigious competitions for classical singers, NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA), NATS offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members: workshops, intern programs, master classes, and conferences. NATS National Conferences offer opportunities for education and networking for voice and singing professionals. The biennial NATS Artist Award (NATSAA) competition for singers is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career and, to that end, substantial monetary and performance prizes are offered.

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