Season 4, Episode 6: Louise Toppin

We are joined by coloratura soprano Louise Toppin. She has performed all over the world at venues such as Carnegie Hall and with orchestras in such diverse places as Sweden, Uruguay, and Japan. She has conquered some of opera’s most beloved and challenging roles, including the famous Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, while also championing works by minority composers such as Scott Joplin and William Grant Still. Her career has brought her to Northeast Ohio several times, including a 1998 appearance here at the Canton Symphony Orchestra and this past November up the road with her hometown Akron Symphony. In addition to her performing career, Dr. Toppin is a Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan, and previously served as Chair of the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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