Christie Conover, the 2015 NFMC Young Artist Winner in Voice, has been selected to perform the annual Young Artist tour in Arkansas. Ms. Conover will be accompanied by Dr. Naoki Hakutani, professor of piano at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Described as a “jewel” with a “lovely timbre, perfect trill, and soaring top,” soprano Christie Conover is a rapidly rising star. Her voice, rich and warm, is partnered by a personal grace both on and off the stage. Her sensitive portrayal of characters such as Liù (Turandot), Juliette (Romeo et Juliette) and Micaëla (Carmen) have garnered her critical acclaim, as well as her fiery portrayal of Musetta (La bohème) and effervescent, comedic rendition of Clorinda (La Cenerentola). Most recently, however, Ms. Conover was “the standout, expressing her character’s reticence and yearning with radiant vocalism” singing Caroline Abbott in Opera San Jose’s world premier Where Angels Fear to Tread.
Arkansas Tour Schedule
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 • 7:30 p.m.
Mabee Fine Arts Center
Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 • 7:30 p.m.
Great Room, Truman Arnold Center
2500 North Robison Rd.
Texarkana, AR 75501
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 • 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
University of Arkansas at Monticello
346 University Ct.
Monticello, AR 71655
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 • 4:00 p.m.
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
4823 Woodlawn Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 • 7:00 p.m.
Oak Cliff Baptist Church
3701 S. Gary St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 • 2:30 p.m.
White Lecture Hall
Robert Burns Building
Northwest AR Community College
#1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712