Artist-in-Residence in Recital - Milena Kitic, mezzo-soprano
Featuring Faculty Guest Artist Vivian Liu, piano. Program to include works by Rachmaninoff, de Falla, Montsalvatge, Rossini, Massenet and Bizet.
About Milena Kitic:
A star of the Belgrade, Yugoslavia Opera, Milena Kitic made her operatic debut in 1989, as Olga in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin." She performed at the National Theater in Belgrade for 8 years in a wide range of roles: from Rosina in Rossini's "Il Baribiere di Siviglia", Cherubino in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro", Preziosilla in Verdi's "La Forza del destino", Fenena in "Nabucco'', to the title role of Carmen and Principessa de Buillon in Cilea's "Adiana Lecouvreur." Learn more...
About Vivian Liu:
Dr. Vivian I-Miao Liu, a native of Taiwan, is a versatile collaborative pianist and coach. She has worked with the Intimate Opera, Long Beach Opera, Opera A La Carte, Opera Idaho, Opera Nova, Opera Pacific, Repertory Opera, Sun Valley Opera, Classical Singers Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Wagner Society of Southern California, Boys Choir of Harlem, LA Opera Lounge, L.A. Tapestries, Merrywoode Singers, Bakersfield Symphony, Calico Winds, California Quartet, Mládí Chamber Orchestra, Pokorny Low Brass Seminar, Redlands Bowl, Riverside Philharmonic, and LA Music Center's Education Program. She has played auditions for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Pacific Coast Opera. She has participated in the Aspen Opera Center, and Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria as a fellowship pianist. Learn more...