Renowned Opera Tenor to Present a Vocal Masters Class at Kaskaskia College



The Kaskaskia College Choral Department has announced that tenor Tod Kowallis will present a Vocal Masters Class on Friday, April 5th from 2-4pm in the KC Jane Knight Auditorium.   Kowallis will teach and work with KC students as well as several high school students.  The class is also open to the public to come and observe.  “We are honored to have someone of Mr. Kowallis’ caliber to be able to come to KC and work with our students,” said KC Choral Professor Dr. Sarah Graham.


Kowallis has appeared in opera and concert throughout the United States and also in Europe and Asia, receiving enthusiastic reviews for his vocal precision and interpretation of classic roles.  His operatic roles include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Don Jose in Carmen, Riccardo in The Masked Ball and Lenski in Eugene Onegin, as well as the demanding role of Hoffmann in the Tales of Hoffmann.  He has appeared with Sarasota Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Western Opera, Marin Opera, Treasure Coast Opera, Boise Opera, and Columbus Light Opera.  In concert, Mr. Kowallis has appeared as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Indianapolis Symphony and Florida Orchestra and Verdi’s Requiem with the Peoria Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Symphony, Evanston Philharmonic and Princeton University Philharmonic and Chorale.    


For more information please contact Dr. Sarah Graham at 618-545-3341.

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