|by Karen Handley • February 8, 2005|
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Wabash College’s Visiting Artists Series will present baritone Kurt Ollmann at 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, in Salter Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
In concert Ollmann will perform a program of French and American songs, including works by Debussy and Ned Rorem. This acclaimed young artist first came to prominence singing the role of "Riff" on the Deutsche Grammophon recording of West Side Story under Leonard Bernstein, and was Maximilian in the Grammy Award-winning Candide conducted by the composer. Ollmann has sung Pelléas at La Scala under Claudio Abbado, the Count in The Marriage of Figaro at the Opera Theater of St. Louis, and Don Giovanni in the original Peter Sellars production at Pepsico Summerfare. He scored a recent success as Orin in the revised version of Martin David Levy’s Mourning Becomes Electra at the Seattle and New York City Operas, and has performed widely in the United States and Europe. USA Today had this to say about Ollmann, "Kurt Ollmann makes Don Giovanni a sexually compulsive James Dean. His keen acting ability and mellow baritone suggest a wonderful career abroad."
Seating for Visiting Artists Series events is by general admission, though free tickets are required for Visiting Artists Series programs
Contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office by email at email@example.com; phone: 765-361-6411; or by mail at Fine Arts Center Box Office, Wabash College, P.O. Box 352, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The box office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for Visiting Artists events. Tickets not claimed at the Box Office 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the general public.