Soprano Antonia Felix presents a program of Art Song and Chamber Music on the St. Olaf Music Series
Antonia Felix, a native of Minneapolis, will perform in recital on Saturday, December 8,
2012, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis.
Admission is free (goodwill offering) and there will be a reception after the recital.
Ms. Felix’s repertoire will include French arias and songs by Debussy, Mompou, and Boulanger,
plus Chausson’s “Chanson Perpetuelle” for voice, piano, and string quartet. The second half of
the program will feature two arias by Handel with violin and cello and Swedish and Norwegian
art song by Grieg, Rangström, Pettersson, and Sibelius.
Antonia Felix has sung on concert and recital stages throughout the United States and Europe. In
Paris, her performances have included a recital for Les Arts George V, the popular concert series
at the Cathédrale Américaine, accompanied by noted French pianist/composer Karol Beffa. To
coincide with her recital at the (then-named) Vishnevskaya Performing Arts School in Moscow,
she was invited to conduct a master class for the students at that renowned institution. In the
Czech Republic, she toured as the guest soloist with the renowned Virtuosi di Praga chamber
orchestra for concerts in Pilsen and Prague.
In opera, Ms. Felix’s appearances have included Donna Elvira in New York’s Tweed
Theaterworks Festival production of Don Giovanni and as Mimi with New York’s Queens
Ms. Felix is also a composer of music for voice and piano and a variety of instruments. Her
Magnificat for voice and organ has been performed at the annual Bach Vespers series at Trinity
Lutheran Church in New York, and she has composed and performed works commissioned by
dancer/choreographer Jody Weber of the GreenStreet Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In addition to her music career, Ms. Felix is a New York Times bestselling author with 16 books
to her credit. Her most recent title, Fatal Remedy (Winners Books, 2012), is a medical thriller set
in Minneapolis. Her latest political biography, Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream,
was published by Berkley/Penguin USA in 2010. Her political biographies have brought her a
wide range of speaking engagements and international media appearances on CNN, CNN
International, NPR, SkyNews, Fox News Channel, SiriuxXM, C-Span and dozens of regional
television and radio programs.
Piano accompanist Robin Jensen of Orlando, Florida, is an opera coach and music director who
has worked with Orlando Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Iowa, and Minnesota Opera.
She has taught at Rollins College, Cornell University, Ithaca College, University of Vermont and
the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Robin received both her Bachelors in Music and
Masters in Music in Piano Performance from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and
continued her graduate work in opera and accompanying at the San Francisco Conservatory of
Ms. Felix studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Mannes College of Music, and
Texas A&M University, where she received an M.A. in English, and Wichita State University,
where she completed an MFA in Creative Writing. She is an adjunct professor at Hamline
University’s Graduate School of Liberal Studies, where she teaches the Public Intellectual
Ms. Felix recently returned to Minneapolis with her husband, Stanford Felix, who is the founder
and Executive/Artistic Director of Minnesota Concert Opera, a new company headquartered at
the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis. The couple lived in New
York City for several years and taught in Texas and Kansas before moving back to Minneapolis
in the summer of 2011.
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