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Last modified: Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Lorna Dallas to come “Back Home Again” to Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Soprano Lorna Dallas, a musical theater star and alumna of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will give a free benefit performance of "The Great American Songbook" on Sunday (Nov. 5) at 3 p.m. in the IU Auditorium.

Dallas considers the concert, titled "Back Home Again in Indiana" and featuring pianist Jason Carr, as her gift to IU and the community. Although the event is free, Dallas has requested that voluntary donations go to the Jacobs School of Music Dean's Fund. Donation envelopes will be available in the program, as well as on lobby tables.

Dallas studied voice at IU with the late Virginia MacWatters and followed in her sister Ellen's footsteps as a featured soloist with the famed Belles of Indiana. After singing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, she starred on the stage in London's West End and embarked on a remarkably successful global career.

She has performed at the world's most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Buckingham Palace, and has dined at the White House. Her BBC series, Lorna Dallas…My Musical World, was an instant hit. She recently starred in the acclaimed film United 93, about the tragic events of 9/11, and is exploring new territory through her film career.

Dallas is also presenting a master class, "The Voice Isn't Everything," for students of the IU Bloomington Department of Theatre and Drama, on Friday (Nov. 3) at 3:30 p.m. in Recital Hall. The following evening, she will be the featured speaker and performer at the IU Foundation's Colloquium for Women.

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