Middlebury

 

Music Alumni of the 1970's


Meredith Parsons McComb '75, mezzo-soprano

Has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and in France, England, Holland, Germany, and Israel. Her long love-affair with the music of Gustav Mahler has included performances of Das Lied von der Erde at Lincoln Center and a national radio broadcast of Rückerlieder in Germany. She has been on the faculty of the National Music Camp, Interlochen, and gives Master Classes for young professional singers. Largely retired from the stage in favor of life on Lake George in the Adirondacks, she and Dr. Emory Fanning have begun giving recitals together. Meredith and her husband David are avid Tempest sailors, and three-time North American champions.


Andrew Wentzel '73, bass-baritone

Has made several trips to the Metropolitan Opera stage, and has built up a long list of credits around the country in roles like Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust, and The Merchant, Beauty's father, in Stephen Oliver's Beauty and the Beast, with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis (Mo). His debut on the Metropolitan Opera stage in the role of Verona in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette was in 1986.

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