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Fine Arts Series concludes with opera by IC alumna


Mathilda Edge ’11, soprano extraordinaire, will perform in Rammelkamp Chapel on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Edge returns to her alma mater to perform a stunning and varied concert, accompanied by pianist Joseph Welch. She has won many awards in her rising operatic career and is currently a member of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The Chicago Tribune singled out her performance in “The Barber of Seville” at the Lyric Opera as a “vocal tour de force,” “an enormous sound with remarkable point,” and featuring “a coyly understated humor.”

Edge has been named Assistant Professor of Voice at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music, an appointment that begins in fall 2022.

Individual tickets for the Illinois College Fine Arts Series are $15 each. Students of all ages receive free admission. Tickets are available for purchase in advance by phone at 217.245.3192 or at the door on event day.

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About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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