Music Director Education and Family Programs, The Dallas Opera
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Upcoming Recital 2016
October 9, 2016 Sunday Classical Series: Winnsboro Center for the Arts presents Jared Schwartz, bass, and Mary Dibbern, pianist Music by Gabriel Fauré, Ange Flégier, and Jared Schwartz, plus a few surprises! The concert will feature selections from their new CD, Ange Flégier: Mélodies for Bass Voice and Piano, to be released by Toccata Classics (London) as well as Gabriel Fauré: Songs for Bass Voice and Piano, with Schwartz and Scottish pianist Roy Howat (Toccata Classics, 2015).
The American pianist Mary Dibbern is Music Director of Education and Family Programs at The Dallas Opera. She has also established a private studio in Dallas where she coaches vocalists for opera roles, auditions, art song and oratorio repertoire. She is on the faculty of the University of Miami at Salzburg.
Mary Dibbern was Head of Music at the Minnesota Opera for three seasons (2009-2012). A highlight of 2012 was work with composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell for the world premiere of their opera Silent Night which has won the PULITZER PRIZE FOR MUSIC 2012.
Mary Dibbern lived in in Paris, France from 1978-2009. She is internationally known as a specialist in the field of collaborative piano and vocal coaching. Her career includes opera coaching, vocal recitals, art song recordings, master classes at the University level, Young Artist Program teaching, as well as television and radio appearances in Europe, the United States and Asia.
Mary Dibbern is published by Pendragon Press.
The Tales of Hoffmann: A Performance Guide; Carmen: A Performance Guide;
Romeo et Juliette/Faust: A Performance Guide; Manon: A Performance Guide;
Interpreting the Songs of Jacques Leguerney: A Guide for Study and Performance written in collaboration with Carol Kimball and Patrick Choukroun.
Werther: A Performance Guide.
Massenet and His Letters: A New Biography by Anne Massenet, annotated and translated into English by Mary Dibbern.
Massenet: General Catalogue of Works, bi-lingual edition revised, edited and translated by Mary Dibbern and Hervé Oléon in collaboation with the Association Massenet International, Anne Massenet, Président.(release scheduled for Spring 2016)
Mary Dibbern is the Editorial Consultant for a new series of editions of the works of French composer Jacques Leguerney, published by Musik Fabrik.
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