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Mezzo-soprano

Sandra Walker, American mezzo-soprano. Recipient National Endowment for Arts Affiliate Artist grant sponsored by Virginia Opera Association and Sears Roebuck Company, 1978.

Background

Walker, Sandra was born on October 1, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Phillip Loth and Mary Jane Walker.

Education

Bachelor of Music, University North Carolina, 1969. Postgraduate, Manhattan School Music, 1972.

Career

Artist-in-residence Kentucky Opera Association, 1980.

Works

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  • Other Work

    • Recorded Ned Rorem's song cycle King Midas on Desto Records, 1974. Debut San Francisco Opera, 1972, re-engaged 1986, Chicago Lyric Opera, 1973, 88, re-engaged 1988, Washington Opera Society, 1973, Philadelphia Lyric Opera, 1973, Teatro Communale, Florence, Italy, 1985, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1986, re-engaged 1989, Opernhaus Zurich, 1987, Stadt Theater Wiesbaden, 1987, Rigoletto, Eugene-Onegin, Metropolitan Opera. 1989, Netherlands Opera, 1989, Orlands Furioso, San Francisco Opera, 1989, Ring Cycle, 1990.

      Leading mezzo soprano New York City Opera, since 1974, Stadt Theater, Würzburg, Germany, 1980-1982, Stadt Theater Gelsenkirchen, Federal Republic Germany, 1983-1985, Stadt Theater Essen, Federal Republic Germany, 1984, Frankfurt Opera, Federal Republic Germany, 1985. Soloist Orchestra Santa Cecilia Academia, Rome, 1987, New Orchestra Paris, 1988. Singer in major United States and European music festivals Tanglewood, Caramoor, Spoleto-United States of America and Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in, Italy.

      Soloist, American Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, 1980. Appeared in: Public Broadcasting Service national telecasts Manon, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Saint of Bleeker Street, 1981, on Great Performances: in The Consul and Eugene Onegin, 1986. Metropolitan Opera national broadcast Samson, 1986, Eugene Onegin, 1989.

      Orchestral appearances with National Symphony, Washington, St. Louis Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Richmond (Virginia) Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra. Commercial video productions Eugene Onegin, Manon, Orlando Furioso. Opera appearances include Falstaff, Calgary Opera, 1991, Mephistofiles, Chicago Lyric Opera, 1991, Barber of Seville, Philadelphia Lyric Opera, 1991, Theatre De Capitole Toulouse France, 1992, Paris Opera, 1993, Blossom Festival Clev.

      Opera, 1993, Metropolitan Opera, 1994, Metropolitan Opera, 1995, Recording Die Walkuere with Cleveland Orchestra.

Connections

Married Melvin Brown, May 17, 1975. 1 child, Noel Christian Brown.

father:
Phillip Loth

mother:
Mary Jane Walker

spouse:
Melvin Brown

child:
Noel Christian Brown Walker