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(Cancelled)Faculty Recital--Dominic Aquilino
Start Date: 5/7/2014Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 5/7/2014End Time: 9:30 PM

Event Description:
Dominic Aquilino, vocal

“Baritone Dominic Aquilino vocally strong and darkly handsome, acted and sang the unrepentant title role (Don Giovanni) with chilling realism.” The Plain Dealer Cleveland, Ohio

Nationally renowned and recognized baritone, Dominic Michael Aquilino finishes up his first semester as a new member of the vocal faculty at ETSU with a recital of some of the finest selections written for piano and the baritone voice.

Since moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina, Mr. Aquilino has performed with the Asheville Lyric Opera in such roles as Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Marcello in La Boheme, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Morales and Dancairo in Carmen, Angelotti in Tosca, Monterone in Rigolett, Belcore in Elixir of Love and Gregorio in Romeo et Julliette.

No stranger to the theater stage, the versatile performer has also taken the stage these past few seasons at Haywood Arts Regional Theater as Johnny Cash in Ring of Fire, Michael Snow in I Do, I Do and Signor Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza. Also, at one of the nation’s oldest professional theaters, The Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, NC, he has starred as Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood, Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Curly in Oklahoma, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Franklin Hart Jr. in 9 to 5, and Kodaly in She Loves Me. Some of Mr. Aquilino’s other favorite roles include the title role in Don Giovanni, Silvio in Pagliacci, the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, El Gallo in The Fantasticks in NY, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and the role he created and recorded on the Albany Records Label in New York for the World Première Opera, the villainous Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon in The House of the Seven Gables.

The New York Times and Opera News said this of his performance:
“ Dominic Aquilino conveys both the power and menace of Jaffrey- his outward righteousness and his interior villainy-through purely vocal means…Dominic Aquilino’s solid baritone was well suited to the music that Mr. Eyerly gave the oily, grasping Jaffrey.”

With over 20 years of opera and theater credits, the baritone has been a principal and featured performer at some of the nations leading companies; The Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Opera, Orlando Opera, Cleveland Opera, The National Opera, The Manhattan Opera Theater, Utah Festival Opera, and the Brevard Music Center.

As a merit scholar, Mr. Aquilino received his Masters of Music from The Manhattan School of Music. He has served as Professor of Music and Drama at Milligan College’s Summer Arts Festival and the Asheville Arts Festival. The busy performer is currently on faculty as a Professor of Music and Drama at Mars Hill University and Western Carolina University, as well as, joining the faculty at ETSU.
Faculty Recital

Location Information:
ETSU Main Campus - Mathes Hall
Room: Room 107 (Auditorium)
Contact Information:
Name: Sabrina C. Sutton
Phone: 439-4276

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