Mezzo-soprano Korby Myrick To Present Recital at Coker

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Sept. 15, 2011 – Mezzo-soprano Korby Myrick, accompanied by pianist Kevin Jones, will present a recital on Monday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free.

Myrick’s diverse repertoire and artistry consistently earns her praise in both concert and operatic work.

“Korby Myrick has emerged in a series of roles as a spectacular stage personality with a dusky mezzo and exotic looks,” wrote Opera News.

“Korby Myrick is a dynamic performer whose unique voice will certainly make you sit up and listen,” said Assistant Professor of Music Serena Hill LaRoche.

“Her program will feature the world première of Richard Hereld's song cycle, ‘Paolo e Francesca.’  Myrick will also give a vocal master class to Coker music students on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn from and interact with international artists.” Hill LaRoache added.

She has recently added several dramatic mezzo roles to her repertoire including Santuzza in “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Amneris in “Aida,” Princess Eboli in “Don Carlo,” Dalila in “Samson et Dalila,” and Azucena in “Il Trovatore,” among others.

Myrick performs throughout the United States and Europe with such companies as Théâtre de l’Opera de Nice, Teatro Bellini in Italy, Spoleto Festival USA and Italy, Washington National Opera, Cambridge Festival in England, Tulsa Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Connecticut Opera Theatre, as well as performing over forty roles with Arizona Opera Company.

Most recent engagements include Abuela in “La Vida Breve” with Opera Carolina; Mary in “Der Fliegende Holländer,” Mrs. McLean in “Susannah” and Tisbe in “La Cenerentola” with The Arizona Opera Company; and Larina in “Eugene Onegin” in her Tulsa Opera debut with subsequent performances as Marthe in “Faust,” Miss Benson in “Lakme” and Third Lady in “The Magic Flute.” Next, she performs Azucena in “Il Trovatore” with Opera Naples, Katisha with Indianapolis Opera, The Abbess in “Suor Angelica” and La Ciesca with Opera Carolina.

Jones is Canon Presentor and director of music at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Conn. His organ instructors have included John Gilbert, Robert Anderson and Karel Paukert. From 1996-2004, Jones held the post of Musical Director/Conductor of the New York City based Gilbert & Sullivan ensemble, the Blue Hill Troupe. With that ensemble he made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut as guest with Skitch Henderson’s New York Pops Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked as assistant to conductor Anton Coppola on the operatic stage.

In addition to his work at Christ Church Cathedral, Jones holds the position of Senior Artist Teacher at the Hartt School, teaching private students and diction classes in the Vocal Division. He is also currently Dean of the Greater Hartford Chapter, AGO.



Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. For more information contact Barb Steadman: 843-397-9959 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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