Painting of Faure by John Singer Sargent
In February of 1999, COB presented Metropolitan Opera soprano Barbara Kilduff in concert at the Longy School of Music.  Ms. Kilduff sang works by Fauré, Handel, Thomas, Messager, Delibes, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Richard Strauss.

"Kilduff is a musical journeyman ... who's appeared at the Metropolitan, Vienna, and Munich houses.  Although she really shines in the florid, facile music of bel canto opera, she can also negotiate Strauss and Fauré songs ... she is very well tooled for the coloratura literature, as she demonstrated with several of the more famous arias from that repertoire."
Michael Manning, Boston Globe

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