Faculty Artists Recital Series: Matthew Plenk, tenor & Noah Lindquist, piano

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May 5

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Hamilton Hall

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

$12, free for students & faculty - purchase tickets
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Reception to follow, generously provided by La Belle Rosette


Songs My Grandmothers Taught Me: a program of music by Finzi, Schumann, and Dvorák

A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, tenor Matthew Plenk made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2007/2008 season as the Sailor's Voice in Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a role he repeated under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. He has since returned to the Met as Arturo, Janek in The Makropolous Case, the Song Seller in Il Tabarro and Marcellus in Hamlet, and appeared as Arturo in the Met's 2011 tour of Japan. Other recent opera engagements have included Steuerman in Der fligende Holländer at the Los Angeles Opera, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance and Macduff in Macbeth at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Virginia Opera, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte at the Atlanta Opera, Don Ottavio at the Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Des Moines Metro Opera; Nanki-Poo in The Mikado at the Virginia Opera, and Ferrando, Nanki-Poo, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Flute in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Kudrjáš in Janácek's Kat'a Kabanová with the Yale Opera. Learn more.

Noah Lindquist has been a full-time assistant conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2016, and frequently joins the music staff at San Francisco Opera for their summer seasons. Noah recently made his conducting debut leading a Don Pasquale starring Lucas Meachem, Serena Sàenz, Alexey Lavrov, and Thomas Cilluffo, with the Festival Napa Valley Orchestra, an ensemble half comprised of members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other major orchestras.  In his private studio, Noah has coached singers heard on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Oper Frankfurt, Opernhaus Stuttgart, and Opernhaus Zürich, among others. He recently began coaching the young artists of the Ryan Opera Center year-round as well. A participant in the Merola Opera Program in 2013, Noah was an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera from 2014-2016. He holds a M.M. from Mannes, and a B.A. from Williams College in Music and Chemistry.


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