Free Master Class With Grace Bumbry

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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis says
Renowned opera singer Grace Bumbry returns home to her native St. Louis to lead a public master class with four of Opera Theatre’s 2016 Gerdine Young Artists. Don’t miss this chance to watch and learn from one of America’s most celebrated operatic icons! Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call our Box Office at (314) 961-0644 to reserve tickets.

Grace Bumbry’s appearance will begin at 11 a.m. with a ceremony officiated by Mayor Frances Slay, who will proclaim “Grace Bumbry Day in St. Louis.” The master class immediately follows.

About Grace Bumbry:
Grace Bumbry was born and raised in St. Louis, where she attended Sumner High School and sang with the Union Memorial Methodist Church choir. While in high school, she won the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts radio competition by performing an aria from Verdi’s 'Don Carlo.' At the age of 23, Grace Bumbry became the first African-American opera singer to perform at the Paris Opera. Similarly, at 24, she became the first singer of color to appear at the legendary Bayreuth Festival. She would go on to break barriers across the world, from the Royal Opera House to La Scala to the White House, and is now a Goodwill Ambassador to UNESCO. Ms. Bumbry remains an active teacher and competition judge for young singers.
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