Opera singer, educator to visit UW-Stevens Point

Award-winning soprano and educator Elisabeth Stevens will visit the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point next month as part of the Great Artists, Great Speakers series.

Stevens will perform a recital, "On the Road to Love," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. Pianist Mara Prausa will be the accompanist. The public may attend free of charge, sponsored by the Department of Music and the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

On Friday, March 16, the public may also observe a voice master class from 1-3 p.m. and attend an interactive business and career management workshop on being a professional artist from 4-6 p.m. Both will be held in Room 221 of the Noel Fine Arts Center, free of charge.

Stevens has been hailed for her elegant artistry, majestic presence and powerful voice. She has performed in Italy, France, China, Austria and across the United States and has been featured on CBS News, NBC10 and New York's WQXR. She also has won several international and national competitions.

Off the stage, Stevens is dedicated to teaching vocal technique and the business of singing. She has taught at Lincoln University, Penn State University, Queens College and other institutions. Her New York-based Studio LIS offers empowering workshops for professional artists of all levels.

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