Cogswell Hall 108
Italian and German Diction
DMA, University of Maryland
Soprano Mary Logan Hastings is currently professor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a DMA in Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland and an extensive professional career in opera, where she was the leading coloratura soprano for several years at Germany’s prestigious Nationaltheater Mannheim. Mary’s career has taken her from American Houses such as Seattle Opera and Arizona Opera to the European Houses of Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Bern, Heidelberg, München, Antwerp, Luxembourg, Toulouse, and Basel. She has regularly performed leading roles such as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Gilda in Rigoletto, Musetta in La Bohème, Amina in La Sonnambula, and Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte.
Hastings’ solo concert work includes appearances with the Berliner Philharmonische under the baton of Christoph von Dohnányi and performances with the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Michael Gielen, Michel Plasson, Daniel Barenboim, Donald Runnicles, and the late Jean Pierre Ponelle and Robert Shaw, among others. Included in her concert repertoire as soprano soloist are The Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, Brahms’ Requiem, Mahler’s 8th Symphony, his 4th Symphony, and his Rückert Lieder, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten. Hastings has performed recitals and given master classes in the theaters and music conservatories of Croatia, Slovenia, Mexico, China, and Thailand. She continues to perform, lecture, and adjudicate throughout the United States and can be heard on CD recordings that include works composed by Alexander Zemlinsky, David Diamond, Stanley Chepaitis, and Jack Stamp.
Mary Logan Hastings’ website
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