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October 7, 2013

Top opera talent to perform in Garner

From staff reports

GARNER – Lauded bass/baritone opera singer Cole Grissom will make a visit to Garner today for a special performance at Bethesda United Methodist Church, beginning at  7 p.m. The church is located at 6657 North Farm-to-Market Road 113.

Grissom, a grandson of the late Margie (Coalson) and Charles Grissom, got the singing/acting bug in high school when he played Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” according to his great aunt Alleen Coalson Stringer.

She said he pursued this path and received a master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory and now lives in New York.

According to Grissom’s website, colegrissom.com, tonight’s program will include the following songs:

•Sorge infausta una procella from Orlando – Handel

•Toreador Song from Carmen – Bizet

•Le veau d’or from Faust – Gounod

•Dutchman’s Monologue from Der Fliegende Holländer – Wagner

•O du, mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser – Wagner

•Aprite un po’quegli occhi from Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart

•I’m a lonely man Susannah from Susannah – Floyd

•Hear me oh Lord from Susannah – Floyd

~ Intermission ~

•“The way you look tonight” – Kern

•“Ol man river” from Show Boat – Kern

•“Stars” from Les Miserables – Schönberg

•“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz – Arlen

•“Can’t take that away from me” from Shall We Dance – Gershwin

Grissom is a graduate of Southlake Carroll High School and an alum of the New England and San Francisco Conservatories of Music.

Spanning the continent, he has sung such roles as Scarpia in Tosca, Michele in Il Tabarro, Olin Blitch in Susannah, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Méphistophélès in Faust, Athanaël in Thaïs, Marcello and Schaunard in La Boheme, and the title roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Tartuffe.

Tonight’s public performance is free.

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