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Essential Voices

  • MacPhail Center for Music 501 s 2nd St Minneapolis, MN (map)

Thursday Musical Artist Series


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Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am

Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 students, sold at the door, general seating


To be announced


Performer Information

Robin Griffeath, tenor

Robin Griffeath, tenor

Robin Griffeath, tenor, holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (D.M. in vocal performance), the University of Arizona (M.M. in vocal performance), and Lawrence University (B.M. in vocal performance). On stage Mr. Griffeath has performed roles including Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, and Nanki Poo in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. In recital, Dr. Griffeath has recently performed Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, selections from the composizioni da camera of Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, and Verdi, Benjamin Britten's Michelangelo Sonnets, and Ben Moore's song cycle, Dear Theo. He has sung with the Arizona Opera Chorus, North Star Opera Chorus, and the Arizona Choir. Mr. Griffeath's students have attended Luther College, the Tisch School of the Arts, and the University of North Texas. Robin currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.


Suzanne Kennedy has soloed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, won first place in the Schubert Club Auditions, and appeared in the Minnesota Opera chorus. She has performed nine opera roles. Sue has appeared in recital with Schubert Club and Thursday Musical and in major works with orchestra at Grace-Trinity Community Church and the Music Association of Minnetonka. She was been alto section leader for Wayzata Community Church, Edina Chorale and Minnesota Chorale.

Stephanie Thorpe, soprano

Stephanie Thorpe, soprano

Dr. Stephanie R. Thorpe, soprano, is a music faculty member at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches classical, musical theatre, and contemporary vocal genres. Her performance career includes classical, contemporary, and musical theatre genres. Dr. Thorpe was a winner of the Nevada District NATS Artist Awards, and a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She received a D.M.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Vocology Certificate from the National Center for Voice and Speech, an M.A. from the University of Iowa, and a B.A. from Briar Cliff University.

Earlier Event: February 27
A Night at the Opera
Later Event: April 2
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