The Baton Rouge Music Club will host “Glorious Sounds,” a musical recital by soprano Rachel Cobb, mezzo-soprano Leanne Clement and pianist Constance Carroll, in a Feb. 20 performance at the Woman’s Club. The music of Puccini, Verdi, Menotti, Donizetti and Bellini will be featured.
Coffee is served at 9:45 a.m. and the music begins at 10:30 a.m. The club is located at 259 T.J. Jemison Blvd. (formerly East Boulevard). Admission is free.
Cobb, who now teaches nonclassical voice, has performed leading roles with the Duluth Festival Opera, Opera on the James, Opera Pacific, Opera Panama, Opéra Louisiane, Madison Opera, Westfield Symphony, Caramoor Festival and Baltimore Opera.
Clement is a graduate of the LSU School of Music, where she received her doctorate's degree of musical arts, as well as her master's degree in vocal performance. A mezzo-soprano, Clement has appeared with Opera North, Opera in the Ozarks, Opéra Louisiane, LSU Opera and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. She has been general director of Opéra Louisiane since 2011.
Carroll has received acclaim for her performances as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist. She has been the featured artist for at least 12 state conventions of the Music Teachers Association in addition to presenting recitals and master classes at numerous universities and colleges throughout the country. She was appointed to the music faculty of LSU in 1995 and became the first recipient of the Barineau Professorship of Keyboard Studies. She has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Acadiana Symphony and the Louisiana Sinfonietta. She is an active member of the Music Club of Baton Rouge.