BROOKINGS – Emily Toronto, a professor of voice, voice pedagogy and opera workshop will be presenting a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Founders Recital Hall at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.
Titled “How Can I Keep from Singing,” the performance will feature works by Henry Purcell, Robert Schumann and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.
Accompanied by Mark Stevens, it will also include American folk hymn settings by Alan Bullard, John Jacob Niles and more, plus three art songs by Iréna Régina Poldowski.
A SDSU faculty member since 2004, Toronto has performed nationally with numerous artistic companies including Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Opera, Michigan Opera Works, Ann Arbor Festival of Son, South Dakota Symphony & Sound of South Dakota.
Active in bringing opera to young audiences, Toronto has performed in over 75 presentations of operas for children in schools throughout South Dakota, Ohio and Michigan.
Toronto received her Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance from the University of Michigan.
The recital is free and the public is invited to attend.