Noted mezzo soprano Clarissa Ocampo closes the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Filipino Artists Series (FAS) on November 28, 2007, 7:30 pm at the CCP's Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).
Ocampo holds a Master of Music degree from The Julliard School in New York and a Bachelor of Music degree (cum laude) from the UST Conservatory of Music. She is also the recipient of the UST Scholarship Grant, the Young Artist Foundation Scholarship Grant, the Anna Case McKay Scholarship Grant, and a fellowship grant to attend the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and the University of California Santa Barbara â Vocal Institute. She is also a winner of the New York Vocal Artists Competition held at Carnegie Hall. She once performed in Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and as a part of the Broadway National Touring Company's production of the "King and I" with Haley Mills, Faith Prince, Marie Osmond and Maureen McGovern. She also performed in "The Mikado" as Pitti-Sing with Opera North in New Hampshire, Rosina in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and Romeo in "I Capuletti ed I Montecchi." Other performances include "The Brilliance of Brahms," an all Brahms concert with renowned soprano ReneÃ© Flemming; the world premiere of British composer Michael Torke's "Better a Dish of Herbs"; and as alto soloist in Sir Michael Tippett's "A Child of Our Time" with the PPO season finale in 2005.
Her debut album entitled "Cradle Songs", a collection of art songs and lullabies from all over the world and sung in their original languages, won the "Best Lullaby Album" and "Best Classical Album" at the 2004 Children's Music Awards, chosen by over 70 schools in the United States.
Ocampo will perform works by Handel, Schumann, Rossini, Hoiby, Ponchielli, Donizetti, as well as works by Filipino composers.
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