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Art Works Podcast: Morris Robinson

This week's podcast introduces you to opera singer Morris Robinson. Morris is a basso profondo, who has wowed audiences at the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera, Opera Pacific, the Philadelphia Opera, and on and on. Given his voice (and his operatic resume), it’s a little hard to believe that Morris Robinson was a two-time All-American football player at The Citadel, worked in the corporate world for years, and didn’t take a voice lesson until he was 30! It’s the operatic version of the quintessential Hollywood story, because six weeks after Morris began studying at the Opera Institute at Boston University, he was cast in his first role.

Attention opera lovers! The 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors award ceremony takes place on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW in downtown Washington, DC. This year’s honorees are stage designer John Conklin, general director Speight Jenkins, mezzo-soprano Risë Stevens, and composer Robert Ward. If you can’t make it to Washington for the event, don’t despair! We are webcasting it live. Click here for more information about this free event or the live webcast.

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