UCF Music Department
Beverley Rinaldi

Beverley Rinaldi

  • Adjunct

Beverley.Rinaldi@ucf.edu
407-823-2869
Campus Location: PACM131

A lyric coloratura soprano of remarkable range and versatility, appointed to the faculty of The Cleveland Institute of Music in 1987 and retired in 2005. Born in Ohio she earned her Baccalaureate and Master's degrees at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. She began her singing career, not as a sensitive interpreter of opera, oratorio, and song as she has become known, but rather as a musical theatre artist. Spending a considerable amount of time in New York in the early years of her career, she appeared as a leading artist in the long running off-Broadway show The Streets of New York and toured with the Broadway production of Carnival. She also toured with the Robert DeCormier Folk Singers and Harry Belafonte and Company.

Established as a prominent performer on the musical theatre circuit, Miss Rinaldi began to gradually change the direction of her New York career, devoting much of her energies to the vast repertoire of oratorio. In oratorio, she has sung with such well-known ensembles as the Cincinnati Symphony and the Louisville Bach Oratorio Society, and has appeared with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She has appeared with such notable colleagues as Justino Diaz, Samuel Ramey, and George Shirley. Miss Rinaldi also added several of the most difficult coloratura soprano operatic roles to her repertoire, including the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Constanza in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Rosina in The Barber of Seville. Her maestri have included Max Rudolf, Erich Kunzel, James Levine, Roger Wagner, Robert De Cormier, Gustave Meier, Henry Charles Smith, and Carl St. Clair. Opera stage directors with whom she has worked include Jay Lesenger and Roger Brunyate. As a recitalist, she has made extensive appearances throughout the United States; in 1986 she made her recital debut in Milan, Italy and Germany in 1992 where she presented a master class and sang three performances of the Brahms Requiem. The same year she was a guest artist at the Sydney Conservatory of Music in Australia where she taught and conducted master classes.

In mid-career, Miss Rinaldi chose to pursue her Master of Music degree, returning to the College- Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Perhaps because she has had the good fortune to have been taught and coached by many extraordinary individuals which include Italo Tajo, John Alexander, Fenton Pugh, Martin Katz, teaching has become a vital part of Miss Rinaldi's career. Prior to her appointment to the CIM faculty, she served on the faculties of the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has frequently adjudicated for the Metropolitan Opera District and Regional Auditions and has conducted master classes for regional meetings of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Miss Rinaldi recently retired in 2008 from the voice faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan after twenty eight summers, where she taught and performed. Another very important part of her musical activities is her deeply felt personal interest in sacred music, which she sings as often as her schedule permits. Many of her live performances have been recorded and heard on public radio. In June of 1990, The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars honored Miss Rinaldi with the "Distinguished Teacher Award."

Her students perform at the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, other major opera companies throughout the United States and in Europe. They perform on Broadway stage and in touring companies around the world. They are winners of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Opera Columbus, MacAlistair Awards, Stewards Awards, Tony Awards, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80005 MVV1411 Voice Ⅰ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80796 MVV1873 Secondary Voice Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80006 MVV2421 Voice Ⅱ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80426 MVV3431 Voice Ⅲ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80520 MVV3431 Voice Ⅲ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81013 MVV4441 Voice Ⅳ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80881 MVV5451 Voice Ⅴ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80882 MVV6452 Voice Ⅵ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10228 MVV1411 Voice Ⅰ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10232 MVV2421 Voice Ⅱ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10011 MVV3431 Voice Ⅲ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10474 MVV3431 Voice Ⅲ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10824 MVV4441 Voice Ⅳ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10847 MVV5451 Voice Ⅴ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80005 MVV1411 Voice Ⅰ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80858 MVV1873 Secondary Voice Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80006 MVV2421 Voice Ⅱ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80433 MVV3431 Voice Ⅲ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80530 MVV3431 Voice Ⅲ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81111 MVV4441 Voice Ⅳ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80953 MVV5451 Voice Ⅴ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80954 MVV6452 Voice Ⅵ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Jan 13, 2016

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