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UC San Diego's Department of Music

May 05, 2010
NANCY GUY LECTURES AT UCLA RE: AMERICA'S QUEEN OF OPERA



  Nancy Guy of UCSD's music faculty will talk about opera star Beverly Sills at UCLA on May 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Schoenberg Music Building (B544).

Her lecture is titled "Re-membering Beverly Sills: An Historical Ethnography of the Art and Meaning of 'America's Queen of Opera'." The lecture is part of UCLA's Nazir Jairazbhoy Colloquium Lecture Series and is presented by the university's Department of Ethnomusicology.

Guy is an ethnomusicologist, Fulbright scholar, and past winner of the Bela Bartok Award for Excellence in Ethnomusicology.

Her lecture at UCLA represents a segment of her ongoing research examining Sills' identity as the "Queen of Opera," from a fresh and scholarly perspective.

Guy has been fascinated with Sills since she attended a performance in 1977.

"She gave a recital in my hometown and I never got over it," Guy said, in an online tribute to the opera singer, who died in 2007.








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