Mezzo Soprano Dr. Sharon O’Connell Campbell to Perform at Frank House Museum Saturday, Feb 7

KrisAnn Sullivan
Frank House director, 308.865.8284 OR

Vocalist Dr. Sharon O’Connell Campbell will be featured in a Frank House parlor performance on Saturday, Feb. 7.

A finalist in the 2007 Lotte Lenya Competition, which featured 150 young artists, Dr. Campbell, a mezzo-soprano, will give a program titled “Love Is a Rebellious Bird: Songs of the Mixed Emotions of Love.” She will be accompanied by Dr. Marilyn Musick on the piano.
The performance, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is part of the Saturdays at the Frank House series. The Frank House museum is located on the University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus. The performance is free and open to the public.

The afternoon program will feature vocal selections from composers including Richard Rogers, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Schumann, Forrest Pierce, Giovanni Bononcini, Edvard Grieg and George Bizet.

Among the pieces being performed are “My Funny Valentine” and “I Wish I were in Love Again” from “Babes in Arms”; “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle,” from the opera “Carmen”; “This Can’t be Love,” from “The Boys from Syracuse”; and “Spring Aria” from “Cassie Leaves Nebraska.”

Dr. Campbell currently teaches voice for the UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts. Her professional resume includes the roles of Third Lady in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City production of “Die Zauberflote”; and Baba in “The Medium” and Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” both with Civic Opera of Kansas City.

She was a featured soloist in the performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Kansas City Philharmonic. She is a founding member of “Pioneer Women,” a staged concert group, as well as a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.