MIOpera: Music at the Manor presents Stephanie Tokarz, soprano & Patrick Conklin in Recital!
Join us for an amazing recital featuring the vocal talents and fireworks of Stephanie Tokarz, soprano and Patrick Conklin, tenor! Seating is limited get your tickets today! Light Refreshments will be served.
Soprano Stephanie Tokarz is excited to be returning to MIOpera after her debut with the company last summer as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music. She is especially looking forward to sharing her love of song in recital! Stephanie holds a Performance Diploma from Indiana University, Master of Music from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University. Past roles include Madame Lidoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Princess Ida in Princess Ida, and Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas; in recent years Stephanie has enjoyed working with the IU Opera, and Toledo Opera Choruses. Stephanie currently lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband and three cats.
Tenor Patrick Conklin hails from Collins, Ohio where he spent his early years singing with the Oberlin Choristers, with whom he had many opportunities to sing with groups such as the Cleveland Opera, and Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra. Patrick received his Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio. During his time at Bowling Green, he performed several leading roles such as Hyllus in G.F. Handel’s Hercules, Basilio in Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro, and Camille, Count de Rosillion in Franz Lehar’s the Merry Widow. Patrick is now pursuing his Master’s degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he has performed the roles of Scaramuccio in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Count Almaviva in Giaccomo Rossini’s the Barber of Seville. Patrick has also performed the role of Tamino in Mozart’s the Magic Flute as a Young Artist at Opera Steamboat. Recently, Patrick performed the role of St. Nicolas in Benjamin Britten’s St. Nicolas cantata and sang the tenor solos from George Fredric Handel’s Messiah with Maestro James Kallembach. In his free time Patrick enjoys hanging out with his wife Stephanie and cats, woodworking, and cooking.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ewing Cultural Center
48 Sunset Road
Bloomington IL 61701