Great Singers in Musical Theater
Icons of the American musical (Barbara Cook, Alfred Drake, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, John Raitt, Julie Andrews, Jerry Orbach…) bring to life classic show tunes in Great Singers in Musical Theater presented by William Cotten, faculty member of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
We will also hear stars from the opera world who appeared in musical theater, such as Ezio Pinza, Helen Traubel, Todd Duncan, Patricia Neway, Shirley Verrett, and Robert Rounseville, singing from South Pacific, Porgy and Bess, The Sound of Music, Carousel, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Kiss Me, Kate, 42nd Street, and much more!
Speaker William Cotten performed with the Boston Opera Theater Company in The Marriage of Figaro, a production which was filmed in Vienna and aired on PBS's Great Performances. He also performed in Paris, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and in the American Repertory Theater’s world premiere of Robert Moran and Phillip Glass's The Juniper Tree. He has sung throughout the Boston and New England area, and was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Bill is currently on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the College of the Holy Cross, and has taught at the New England Conservatory. His students have sung throughout the United States and Europe in opera, concert, national tours, on Broadway, and have won numerous awards.
The Library is fully handicap-accessible
- Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018
- Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
- Place: Watertown Free Public Library