February 3, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2009-2010 Music at Amherst Chamber Series continues on Friday, Feb. 19, with a concert of art songs, lieder and arias by mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy. The concert is at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege and requires tickets; seats may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 or emailing concerts@amherst.edu.

Photo by Devon Cass

Described by the New York Times as “a swan-necked mezzo with fine technique, a range of colors from honeyed to bright and charm to burn,” Eddy is considered by many to be an emerging star in the opera world. Since her Metropolitan Opera (Met) debut in 2001, she has performed such celebrated roles as Cherubino in Le Nozze de Figaro there and at other leading regional opera companies. Most recently, Eddy performed the role of Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen at the Met. In the words of The Boston Globe, “charismatic mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy has future star written all over her.”

The box office for this performance opens on Feb. 8. Ticket prices are $28 for the general public, $22 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $7 for AmherstCollege students. AmherstCollege students can also request free student rush tickets beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of the performance.