L'Aprile Concentrate

Hailed by the New York Times as a “flash of beauty and inspiration”, Dr. April Lynn James is a lyric mezzo-soprano with a PhD in Music from Harvard University.
When Apr 20, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where York College Performing Arts Center
Contact Phone 718-262-2559
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Her exhibit for the Loeb Music Library, In Her Own Hand: Operas Composed by Women 1625–1913, was the first in an American library on this subject. She specializes in 18th-century music, and spent a year in Germany, courtesy of a DAAD Annual Grant, researching the music and life of Maria Antonia, Electress of Saxony.

April always wanted to grow up to be Errol Flynn. No surprise, then, that she now enjoys playing the gallant young men featured in 18th- century Italian opera, characters such as Cherubino, Idamante and Orfeo. Her performance awards include an Urban Artists Initiative/NYC Fellowship and a Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant. In addition to the article in the Times, articles featuring her have appeared in the New York Daily News, Time Out New York and other publications.

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