Bruce Sledge ’94, one of today’s most in-demand tenori di grazia, will be performing works by Bellini, Duparc, Rachmaninov, Strauss and Puccini in Salmon Recital Hall at 7:30pm on February 8, accompanied by Cheryl Fielding on piano.

Anne Midgette of the
New York Times
says “This tenor is hot. The basic sound was first rate: solid, round and warm, healthy, and often gorgeous.”  Last season, Mr. Sledge returned to the Metropolitan Opera in two Mozart roles: Tamino in
The Magic Flute
and Ferrando in
Così Fan Tutte
. Additionally, Mr. Sledge made his debut with the Minnesota Opera in a new role, Leicester in Donizetti’s
Maria Stuarda
, followed by Tamino with the Manitoba Opera and Almaviva in Hamburg and in Grand Rapids before making his debut in Avenches, Switzerland, as the Duke of Mantua in
. In concert he was heard in Mozart’s
with the San Francisco Symphony and in Schubert’s
Mass No. 6
with the San Diego Symphony. For the 2011-2012 season he returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Don Ottavio in a new production of
Don Giovanni
and Paolo in Rossini’s
Maometto Il
with Santa Fe Opera. Future projects include a return to the Metropolitan Opera and a debut with the Welsh National Opera.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students, and may be purchased at
or 714-997-6812.