MAR 13 & 14 | Wed. 4-5:30PM / Thurs. 7:30-9 PM | Music Hall | Free
Vocal technique professor of the John Felice Rome Center and acclaimed vocal artist, Delia Surratt, will offer a free lecture entitled, Unleashed Emotion: Opera’s Transformation of Sacred Music, and free concert to the public this March.
The California-born Surratt began her musical studies in Los Angeles where she obtained a B.A. in music from Immaculate Heart College and soon after studied at the Music Academy of the West in California and at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts on vocal scholarships.
Surratt then moved to Italy where she received scholarships to do post-graduate studies at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. While there, she studied vocal technique with the renowned Maestro Sona Ardontz and performed at major theatres and concert halls around Europe and Africa.
Performing symphonic and chamber music as well as operatic repertory, Surratt has sang in a plethora of Italian opera houses including La Scala in Milan, Il Regio in Turin, Il Massimo in Palermo, La Fenice in Venice, Il Regio in Parma, and Il Petruzelli in Bari. She also collaborated with the Vatican for three years as Maestro of Vocal Technique for the boys choir of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Surratt currently sings for national radio and television companies such as NBC and RTSI in America, RAI in Italy, ORTF in France, ZDF and SR in Germany, in addition to recording for Deutsche Grammophon.
In addition, Surratt is a professor of Vocal Technique for the State Conservatory of Music S. Cecilia in Rome and has been a professor of voice for over 30 years in various state conservatories of music in Italy. She is also a vocal professor for the City School of Music in Viterbo, and for several years worked as an external faculty member of the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Since 2010 Surratt has been Professor of Vocal Technique at the John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago and collaborates with the Showa University of Tokio for their courses in Italy.