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Soprano Alex Magaro in concert Nov. 21 as part of Manteca Kindred Arts series
Soprano Alexis Magaro - photo by Photo Contributed

The Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association will present the second concert on its 23rd anniversary season with dramatic soprano Alexis Magaró on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Powers Avenue and North Street.

Recently returning from Europe, Alexis Magaró has pursued a distinguished career in European Opera House and recital halls. Originally from the Modesto area, she received her initial vocal training at the University of California Santa Cruz. She later studied with Jolanda Meneguzzer and Bruno Rigacci in Florence, Italy. Equally comfortable in the coloratura as well as the dramatic soprano repertory, she is a winner of several international singing competitions, which includes first place in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, special mention in the Maria Callas International Competition and second place in the Maria Caniglia competition in Italy. For several years she was the leading soprano soloist at the Opera Halle, Germany, and she has performed in Austria, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, and throughout the United States. The leading German publication, Oper and Tanz, praised her performances as ‘astounding for both the art and the energy of her vocal technique and the radiance of her dramatic intensity.’

On the Manteca Kindred Arts Series she will be accompanied at the piano by Ron Brickman, director of the Mother Lode Friends of Music Series.