Sponsored in part by the Anthony E. Perrotti Great Performances Endowment
Roxana Tourigny, soprano, is presently the director of the University of Rhode Island Great Performances Concert Seires. She holds degrees in Voice Performance cum laude from the University of New Hampshire (B.M.), and the University of Michigan (M.M.). Ms. Tourigny was a 1974 Semifinalist, New York Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions; 1976 Winner, New York Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing Young Artist Award, and the 1978 Semifinalist Mozarteum Vocal Competition, Salzburg, Austria.
After a career in opera, oratorio and concert work, Ms. Tourigny’s present focus is on recital work, including recent performances of Duke Ellington’s The Best of Sacred Concerts, a recital of Women Poets, and a recital in ten languages entitled Exploring the World through Song for Diversity Week. She has broadened her musical experiences to include jazz, French cabaret and musical narration.
In addition to singing throughout New England, the Midwest, New York and Germany, she served five years as entertainment director for the U.S. Army in Europe and eight years as assistant coordinator of Music and Cultural Events at the University of New Hampshire. She continues to sing and teach throughout New England and New York.