American tenor Turay presents ‘A Tour of America in Song’

Published 10:38 am Monday, October 24, 2016


Press release

World-renowned American tenor and Metropolitan Opera veteran Gregory Turay will present “A Tour of America in Song” Tuesday at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

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Turay, who is serving as the Alltech Artist-in-Residence at Centre this academic year, will share his talents on the Newlin Hall stage in this performance celebrating the history and breadth of American music and poetry. The free public recital will cover several genres, including popular American songs and operetta as well as both classical and modern Broadway.

Turay, who is hailed by the London Times as “one of the brightest natural talents to have emerged from the U.S. in recent years,” is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program — an experience that launched a 10-season consecutive run on the Metropolitan Opera stage. His more than 20-year career has taken him to opera houses throughout the world, and his talent has led to countless accolades, among them the 2001 Richard Tucker Award, the industry’s highest honor.

In his role as the college’s visiting artist-in-residence, Turay will offer vocal workshops and collaborate with Centre’s choral conductor, Johann Van Niekerk. Throughout the coming year, he will also teach an opera workshop during the three-week CentreTerm in January and collaborate with Centre Associate Professor Nathan Link, who specializes in 18th-century opera.


“A Tour of America in Song”

Recital by Alltech Artist-in-Residence Gregory Turay

7 p.m. Tuesday inNewlin Hall at Norton Center for the Arts

Free, open to the public