O’Neill will give recital before retiring in May

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Patricia O’Neill will perform her farewell faculty soprano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

She will be accompanied by Michael Borowitz in a program of works by Schubert, Debussy and Walton, as well as Irish folk songs.

The recital marks the fourth collaboration between O’Neill and Borowitz.

“Patricia O’Neill ... PON, as we call her, brings marvelous artistry to all she sings, and a vocal technique — uncompromised by age — to which we all may aspire,” said Robert Grayson, Kirkpatrick Professor of Voice, Chair — Voice/Opera Division, LSU School of Music.

O’Neill is the Louise and Kenneth L. Kinney Professor of Voice at LSU. She is retiring after the spring semester.

She has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East.

Her performances have included appearances with the Frankfurt Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Berlin Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Midwest, Baton Rouge Opera, Utah Opera, Birmingham Civic Opera, Chicago Symphony, Utah Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

O’Neill also has performed extensively as a recitalist and continues to offer recitals, vocal master classes and workshops in the Alexander Technique at several universities in the United States and abroad.

For nine years O’Neill sat on the voice faculty of Northwestern University in Illinois. Since 1990 she has been on the voice faculty at LSU.

Borowitz is an assistant professor in the LSU School of Music and musical director of the LSU Opera.

Tickets are $10.

For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-5128 or visit http://wp.music.lsu.edu.

LSU School of Music