American tenor VINSON COLE is internationally recognized as one of the leading artists of his generation. His career has taken him to all of the major opera houses across the globe - from the Metropolitan Opera and Opera National de Paris Bastille to Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Vienna State Opera, among many others.
Equally celebrated for his concert appearances, Mr. Cole has been a frequent guest of the most prestigious orchestras throughout the world and has collaborated with the leading conductors of this era including Christoph Eschenbach, Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, James Conlon, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, and Seiji Ozawa, as well as Sir Georg Solti and Giuseppe Sinopoli. Mr. Cole had an especially close working relationship with the late Herbert von Karajan, who brought the artist to the Salzburg Festival to sing the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier, the first of many performances there together. Their collaboration went on to include works such as Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mozart’s Requiem and Bruckner’s Te Deum. Many of these were issued as recordings for Deutsche Grammophon.
Vinson Cole’s recent engagements include starring in a new production of Berlioz’s Damnation de Faust at the Semper Opera in Dresden, as well as appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 under Christoph Eschenbach, the same work under James Conlon with the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival, Verdi’s Requiem at the Concertgebeouw in Amsterdam, and Gluck's Alceste with the Collegiate Chorale in New York in May 2009.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Vinson Cole completed his vocal studies at the Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of legendary singer and teacher Margaret Harshaw. He was recently given the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. Mr. Cole was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2009 and continues as a tenured professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries
March 4, 2015, 6:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art
Students from CIM and the CWRU early music program present a wide range of repertoire in this series of early evening performances. To make your evening even more musical, attend the 8pm CIM Orchestra Concert at Severance.
Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department.
Cleveland Museum of Art | 11150 East Blvd, University Circle
Faculty Recital: The Cavani String Quartet's 30th Anniversary
March 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
Cavani String Quartet
Annie Fullard, violin
Mari Sato, violin
Kirsten Docter, viola
Merry Peckham, cello
Donald Weilerstein, viola, guest artist
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano, guest artist
Celebrating American Classics
March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
A CIM Women’s Committee Benefit