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Renowned Soprano Jane Eaglen Joins Conservatory Voice Faculty

World-renowned soprano Jane Eaglen will join the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music voice faculty in the fall of 2010.

“Her esteemed performing career brings much luster and distinction to the Conservatory and the College,” said Conservatory Director Peter Landgren in making the announcement,  “ but it is her teaching and mentoring of students that won the day during Ms. Eaglen’s interview. She is an honest and passionate teacher with an ability to guide the healthy progress of BW’s young voices to long and successful careers.”

Ms. Eaglen comes to Baldwin Wallace from the University of Washington, School of Music where she has served as a Senior Artist-in-Residence since 2006. As a performer, her reputation is second to none. She has sung with opera companies around the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, English National Opera, Seattle Opera, Teatro alla Scalla, Wiener Staatsoper and Scottish Opera among others.

Among her many roles are Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung, Siegfried and Die Walküre, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Micaëla in Carmen, Mimi in La Bohème and the title roles in Tristan und Isolde, Tosca, La Gioconda and Norma. In addition, she has performed in concert with orchestras throughout the world and in galas such as the Last Night of the Proms, Metropolitan Opera Millennium Celebration, James Levine’s Metropolitan Opera 25th Anniversary Gala and the Royal Academy of Music Gala.

She has partnered with such singers and conductors such as Christine Brewer, Deborah Voigt, Plácido Domingo, Ben Heppner, Luciano Pavarotti, José van Dam, Simon Estes, Bryn Terfel, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, RIccardo Muti, Sir Roger Norrington and Gerard Schwarz.

In addition to four solo recordings, her discography includes 12 operas and numerous concert works.  Her DVDs include Mahler Symphony No. 8, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (James Levine, conductor) and Last Night of the Proms 2000 (Sir Andrew Davis, conductor). In 2000 she was featured on the cover of Opera News in a story entitled “The Prime of Miss Jane Eaglen.” For more, go to http://www.janeeaglen.com.

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