Join us for a 30-minute lecture before each Classics Series concert. These engaging lectures cover the repertoire, composer insights, and secrets from soloists. Please join us for this FREE learning opportunity!
This lecture will take place in Earl Hall Room 114, which is located in the Music Department building directly behind the Lyman Center. There will be directional signs.
Guest Speaker: Wendy Morgan-Hunter, director
Have you ever wondered what goes through a director’s mind as s/he makes decisions on how to bring the story to life? Join Wendy Morgan-Hunter as she answers this question and gives an overview of the musical’s storyline.
Wendy Morgan Hunter is a Dramatic Coloratura Soprano/Mezzo, director, music director, conductor, and private voice teacher. Wendy has performed opera, oratorio, jazz and musical theatre across the United States, from New York’s Lincoln Center to Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, and in Europe. Some of her favorites are Susannah in Figaro, soprano soloist in the Rutter Requiem, premiering new works including soloing with Stanford University in the premier of the Mass “The Armed Man”, and singing the mezzo soprano role in Mozart’s Requiem with Viva La Musica in Europe. She has sung under the direction of Maestros Roger Wagner, Paul Salamonovich, Gary Unruh, Raymond Harvey, and Rodney Eichenberger.
Wendy has won many competitions and awards including the Marilyn Horne Endowment, SCVA Vocal Competition, and the Los Angeles Young Artist of the Future competition. She has sung with numerous opera and theatre companies including San Jose Civic Light Opera, Opera San Jose, Sierra Chamber Opera and she created the role of The Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s first off-Broadway production of “Into The Woods” directed by Kevin Lima. She has collaborated with composers Morton Lauridsen and T. Paul Rosas and premiered their new works in concert. Mrs. Hunter has a CD available titled “The Standards of Love”.