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August 19, 2018


Great Singers in Musical Theater

Broadway stars

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


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Date:
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Time:
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Place:
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street, Watertown, MA

Telephone:
617.972.6421

Directions:

From the West: Take Route 20 East (Main Street) to Watertown Square.


From the East: Take Rte. 16 (Mt. Auburn St.) west. Turn right on Main Street.


Public Transportation: The library is accessible via MBTA Bus routes Express 502, Express 504, 52, 57, 59, 70, 70A, and 71. It is less than a five minute walk to the library from the buses that arrive at Watertown Yard.


Parking: There are plenty of metered (free on Sunday) parking spaces at the rear of the Library, from which you can access the Library through the back door. Drive in on the passage just before the Fire House.

The Library is fully handicap-accessible

Upcoming presentations:

September 9, La Fanciulla del West Speaker: Angelo Mammano

October 14, A Collector's Verdi Requiem Speaker: Elizabeth Hubbell

 

November 4, Carmen
Speaker: Sara Bellini

December 16, Great Singers Around Boston, An Historical Survey (Part 4)
Speaker: Ed Tapper


Past presentations


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