SCF Faculty Carol Sparrow and Randolph Locke Perform at SCF Jan. 10

(Bradenton, Fla., December 21, 2012) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) faculty members and international opera singers Carol Sparrow, mezzo soprano, and Randolph Locke, tenor, will present a classical voice recital at 8 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 10, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

Accompanied by pianist Lurray Myers, they will perform two famous song cycles from the Romantic period. Sparrow will sing Hector Berlioz's "Les nuits d'été," and Locke will perform Robert Schumann's "Dichterliebe."

The husband-and-wife duo have performed together and individually throughout the world with major opera houses and orchestras singing leading operatic roles in cities such as Berlin, Stuttgart, St. Gallen, Mexico City, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Ottawa and Edmonton and the countries of Finland and Greece. In addition, they have performed in the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera. 

This summer, the duo will return to Cancun, Mexico, for their third season as faculty artists at the OperaMaya International Summer Festival.

Sparrow and Locke are cofounders of the nonprofit organization Opera for Animals: Singing Is Saving (OASIS), which has raisedmore than $400,000 for animal welfare groups since its inception in 2001.

Sparrow and Locke received scholarships to earn their master's degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.  

General admission for the concert is $8. Admission is $4 for Florida students and SCF employees. For more information, call the Neel Box Office at 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at

Carol Sparrow

Randolph Locke





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