FORA.tv Speaker - Indira Mahajan
Praised by the Washington Post for her performances brimming with "brilliance and ardor" and New York Magazine for "strongly centered, richly textured soprano," Indira Mahajan joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and in Dallas as Mrs. Chaney in Stephen Stucky's August 4, 1964 and the Korean Broadcast Symphony Orchestra for performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at the United Nations. She also returns to her celebrated characterization of Bess in Porgy in Bess with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, and at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Last season, she sang the work with the in a return to Washington National Opera and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Perez Galdos in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Teatro Messimo Bellini in Catania.
She is the 2008 winner of the prestigious Marian Anderson Award and was subsequently presented in a solo recital at the Kennedy Center last season. In addition to her award from the Dallas Opera, the soprano was named New York City Opera's Debut Artist of the Year and has received the Richard F. Gold Award from the Shoshanna Foundation as well as prizes from the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation, Van Lier Foundation, and the National Association for Negro Musicians. She holds a Master of Music from Mannes College of Music, a diploma from the Accademia Musicale Ottorino Resphighi, and a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College.
10.28.10 | 01:12:26 min
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