A unique Recital by our very own and wonderful soprano Francisca Vanherle on Sunday October 26th at 4 pm.
The soprano Francisca Vanherle was born in Argentina but grew up in Belgium. She studied at the Royal Conservatoroire in Brussels, where she obtained both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Vocal Arts and a teacher’s certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. In 1997, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the USA and Belgium and Luxembourg. With this scholarship, she continued her education at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated as a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance in 2002.
In Europe, she worked as an ensemble singer with groups such as the Huelgas Ensemble, Il Fondamento, La Petite Bande, the Brussels Cathedral Choir and the VRT Radio Choir. Later, she has worked as a freelance soloist in a vast repertoire comprising many genres. With the Texas Early Music Project, she sang a number of leading roles in Haendel operas (a.o. Armida, Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo) and in two of Purcell’s operas (King Arthur and The Fairy Queen). She has performed in many famous oratorios and often sings as a concert soloist and in song recitals. In 2004, she became a regular lead for the Belgian light opera and musical theatre group TOP, with whom she sang most notably in Die Fledermaus, Paganini and Eine Nacht in Venedig. Her performances have taken her all over Europe, Russia and the United States.
Francisca has been teaching voice, opera and vocal ensemble for over a decade to people of all ages. Her versatility as a musician allows her to approach different styles of music as well as to work with students in light of their individual goals.