Author: Georgine Resick
Professor Emerita Georgine Resick is an internationally recognized soprano in both opera and concert. She made her operatic debut as Sophie in Massenet's Werther with Nicolai Gedda at the Washington Opera and has sung a wide variety of leading roles with the Vienna State Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Paris Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, and with opera companies in Hamburg, Rome, Nice, Berlin, Brussels, and Cologne, among others. Renowned for her Mozart and Strauss interpretations, Ms. Resick has appeared at the festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, and Schwetzingen, where she made a film of Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto. Her L’Oiseau Lyre recording as Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte at Drottningholm Court Theater in Stockholm won the Grand Prix du Disque. Ms. Resick has appeared frequently as soloist with such orchestras as the Israeli Philharmonic, London Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony (Washington, D.C.) and the San Diego Symphony. She has performed with the Marlboro, Fontana, and Strings in the Mountains chamber music festivals.
At the University of Notre Dame Ms. Resick founded con tempo, a contemporary chamber music ensemble. She holds a Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) from The American University in Washington, D.C., and the Artist's Diploma from Peabody Conservatory. Ms. Resick is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, the Outstanding Development Prize of the State of North Rhine/Westphalia, and the Martha Baird Rockefeller Young Artist Fellowship. She received the Reverend Edmund P. Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2011. Ms. Resick has taught French Vocal Literature for over twenty years.
An adventurous recitalist, Ms. Resick has championed unknown and neglected song literature for over twenty years. She has twenty recordings to her credit, including the solo compact discs of Songs of Alexander Grechaninov, Songs of Charles Koechlin, Visions Intérieures (a double disc outlining the history of the European song cycle), and The Color of the Word (a sampling of songs by the masters of the art of setting text to music), all released by Bridge Records. She acted as co-producer and vocalist for a DVD recording of Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire in 2015. She speaks English, German, French, Italian and Russian, and has also sung in Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, and Czech.