Chapman University College of Performing Arts and Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University will present Carol Neblett: A Celebration of Life.
The special event will be held on April 8, 2018, and will commemorate the life and career of soprano Carol Neblett, who was the Artist-in-Residence at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman. The event will will feature live performances by her colleagues and former students, as well as remembrances of Carol and recordings of significant performances from her impressive career.
Neblett died in 2017 and had a prolific career. She made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 19 and went on to land her first major opera role as Musetta in “La Bohème” at the New York City Opera in 1969. By 1976, she made her debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago with Luciano Pavarotti and from there went on to sing at the Metropolitan Opera alongside the likes of Plácido Domingo, Herman Prey, and Sherrill Milnes, among others. She was well-known for her interpretation of “La Fanciulla del West” and has a legendary recording alongside Domingo.