Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw will perform in Laramie Wednesday evening. The singer is a world-renowned opera star and the winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Her recital is part of the University of Wyoming’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program, and Upshaw says she’s looking forward to performing at UW.
“I feel like my work is very vital and alive especially if I’m just creating a piece for the very first time and working with a composer. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you.”
Upshaw and pianist Kayo Iwama will also offer master classes in voice and piano. And Iwama will give a lecture about ensemble collaboration on Thursday afternoon. Other recent visitors welcomed by the university’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program include conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Yellow Jackets jazz ensemble.