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Lyric Theatre presents opera scenes recital Nov. 17

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Dr. Grant Knox

Furman University Lyric Theatre will present an opera scenes recital Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The recital, “Innocent Merriment: A celebration of operetta,” is free and open to the public and is presented by the Furman University Music Department.

The performance is directed by Furman Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Lyric Theatre Dr. Grant Knox.

Twenty-two students in Grant’s opera workshop class will perform various scenes from the operetta repertoire. Featured composers include Arthur Sullivan, Jacques Offenbach, Otto Nicolai, Johann Strauss II, Sigmund Romberg, Richard Rodgers and Jerome Kern. All scenes will be performed in English.

Furman faculty member David Gross is musical coach and pianist. Furman senior Abigail Hart is assistant director.

For more information about the recital, call the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086.

About Grant Knox

Knox joined the Furman music faculty in 2013. An American tenor, Knox enjoys a varied career in opera, musical theater, concert and recital. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Chautauqua Opera, among others. Equally versed in concert repertoire, Knox has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, Cobb Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, and others, and has appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

As a recording artist, Knox can be heard on the complete cast recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Grand Duke” and “The Sorcerer,” Offenbach’s “The Brigands,” Romberg’s “Maytime,” and Kalman’s “The Carnival Fairy,” all released on the Albany Records label.

Knox holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and a doctorate from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

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