Alumni Return to Perform Benefit Recital

Truman alumni Dominic Armstrong, tenor, and Rachel AuBuchon, pianist, along with special guest Susanna Phillips, soprano, will be performing a recital at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall to benefit the Truman Opera Theatre.

Since being selected as a Grand Finalist in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Armstrong has maintained a busy performing schedule, appearing across the U.S. and Europe. AuBuchon is currently on faculty at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.

This is not the first time either Armstrong or AuBuchon have returned to Truman to perform. They collaborated with each other as students and they continue to enjoy working together, especially to support the Truman Opera Theatre.

The Theatre is a self-supporting academic enterprise that stages an annual opera production. This year, they will be doing four performances of Henry Purcell’s opera, “Dido and Aeneas.” Beyond ticket sales, further fundraisers help the Theatre with production costs.

Joining the Truman alumni is Alabama-native Susanna Phillips. She is the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, and recently sang in the opening concert and Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of the Mostly Mozart Festival. Phillips began the 2011-12 season as the title character in a Lyric Opera of Chicago production and will soon make her European debut as well.

Donations to benefit the Truman Opera Theatre will be accepted at the door.