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UCF Opera Scholarship Festival, featuring Isai Jess Muñoz

Saturday, April 6, 2013; 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Campus Location: Visual Arts Building, Auditorium(132)
Cost: $10 per person ($5 with valid student ID)

Mr. Muñoz will sing a brief solo recital at 2:00pm, which will be followed by an intermission/reception in the VAB lobby, and then a Master Class in which he will work with several of the UCF Opera students on their repertoire. The Master Class will end at 5:00pm. All this will only cost $10 per person - and only $5 with any valid student (Middle School, High School, College) ID! Tickets will be available at the door only (starting at 1:15pm) - no advance purchase necessary. All proceeds from ticket sales will go toward scholarships for future students interested in opera at UCF.

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A native of Orlando, tenor Isai Jess Muñoz is impressing audiences with his extraordinary blend of warm and colorful voice, powerful stage presence, and innate musicality.  Mr. Muñoz has appeared with The New York City Opera, The American Symphony Orchestra, The Utah Festival Opera, The Bard Music Festival, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, The Israel Philharmonic, The Cincinnati Opera, The Israel Philharmonic and The Verbier Music Festival of Switzerland, to name a few.

 

In the 2012-2013 season Jess Munoz debuts as Pirelli in Sweeney Todd with the St. Petersburg Opera, Goro in Madama Butterfly with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and as Tenor Soloist in Rachmaninov'sThe Bells with the Marion Philharmonic of Indiana.  His award-winning solo recital of Iberian and Latin American Art Song is touring throughout the country.

 

He can be heard on the complete recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard, Kalman's Sari, Victor Herbert's The Red Mill, Pasatieri's The Seagull, and J.D. McClatchy and Frances Thorne's Mario and the Magician with Albany Records.

 

Mr. Muñoz holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and Acting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from The Manhattan School of Music, and the Doctorate in Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook where he studied with W. Stephen Smith of the Juilliard School.

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