CF Alumnus, Operatic Tenor Returns for Lecture

Sarasota Opera apprentice and tenor Wes Hunter will give a vocal music lecture Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center, Room 122.

In his lecture, “Growing Up Bel Canto: The Effects of the Italian Style and Repertoire on the Young Voice,” Hunter will explore the vocal music of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini and how this repertoire and technique benefits young singers.

Hunter, a CF alumnus, praised for his drama, heart and shining tone, regularly performs both high bel canto repertoire and new music.

After graduating from CF, Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park, and master’s degree in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory.

As an artist, he has worked with conductors including Willie Anthony Waters (Florida Grand Opera), Imre Palló (Budapest State Opera) and Lidiya Yankovskaya (Juventas New Music Ensemble). Hunter most recently performed with Beth Morrison Projects, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, OperaWorks (Advanced Artist Program) MetroWest Opera and the Boston Pops Holiday Tour.

This lecture is free and no tickets are necessary. Call the CF Box Office for more information, 352-873-5810.