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Opera singer Jacquelyn Matava to perform recital


The New York Times described Jacquelyn Matava’s performance of composer Lee Hyla’s “House of Flowers” as “moving,” and she also received praise from the Connecticut Post.

She’s a native of Farmington, Conn., but for the past few years, Bloomington has been her home.

On Friday, she’ll show IU what she’s got.

The Ph.D. student will perform her doctoral recital at 5 Auer Hall in the Simon Music Center.

The mezzo-soprano has plans to perform songs by members of Les nouveux jeunes, a group of French composers formed by Erik Satie.

Aside from getting positive reviews from the press, she has also received many prestigious awards, such as winning the New Orleans district in the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Matava went to Vassar College for her undergraduate degrees in music and economics. She later came to the Jacobs School of Music to pursue a master’s degree in vocal performance and is currently studying voice with Mary Ann Hart.

Since being here, she has performed several roles with the IU Opera Theater, including the title role in Massenet’s “Cendrillon” in November 2012.

Follow arts editor Amanda Arnold on Twitter @Amanda_Arnold14.

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