Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars at Wharton

Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 17:31:07-05

EAST LANSING, MI -- Offering a rare opportunity for opera fans to hear a remarkable roster of young artists on the cusp of their extraordinary careers, Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert will take Cobb Great Hall's stage on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, bringing some of the greatest rising singers the world has to offer. Tickets are available at Wharton Center's official ticketing outlets: online at, at the Auto Owner's Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

For over 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the Met has been the artistic home for opera worldwide. Along with being one of the world's leading opera houses, the Met has also become a launching pad for opera stars on the brink of stardom. Some of today's leading artists such as Renee Fleming, Susan Graham, Debroah Voigt, Thomas Hampson, and Mariusz Kwiecien rose through the ranks of the Met. Another generation of young sisters is waiting in the wings to be discovered, and just like major stars that have preceded them, these young singers are dynamic, highly skilled, and are sure to impress.

The featured performers for the evening will be soprano Amanda Woodbury, mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, tenor Adam Diegel, baritone David Won, and pianist Brent Funderburk in a night of the world's most popular arias, duets and ensembles by some of opera's greatest composers. Be sure to catch the Met's next generation of superstars in Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert!

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