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Renowned soprano Burrows to perform Oct. 30 at APSU

10/24/2011

       CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in cooperation with the Clarksville Community Concert Association and Austin Peay State University Department of Music, will present renowned soprano and Clarksville native Melissa Shippen Burrows in concert at 7 p.m., Oct. 30, in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall.

       Described by The New York Times as “a dramatic soprano with an attractive, powerful sound,” as “angelic” by The Washington Post and, according to Theater Scene, “appealing and lyrical,” Burrows has made debuts in her young career throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The soprano was heard on her first official release, Belle Nuit with Vesselina Kasarova, after her international win at the Viotti Vokal Genial Competition.

       Burrows’ one-hour solo performance of opera arias and art songs in five languages is free and open to the public. This performance, as well as a talkback at a later date, was made possible in part through the generous support of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

       The MMC Concert Hall, ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 “premiere concert halls” by The Robb Report, is located on the corner of Eighth and Marion streets on the APSU campus.

        For audio clips and more information about Melissa Shippen Burrows, please visit www.melissashippenburrows.com.