Author: Georgine Resick
Georgine Resick, soprano, is internationally recognized in both opera and concert. A protégé of the late George London, she made her operatic debut under his direction as Sophie in Massenet's Werther with the Washington Opera (Nicolai Gedda singing the title role). She sang 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 appeared at the festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, and Schwetzingen, where she starred in an audio recording and film of Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto. Her L’Oiseau Lyre recording of Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte at Drottningholm Court Theater in Stockholm won the Grand Prix du Disque. Ms. Resick 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 was Soprano in Residence at chamber music festivals including Marlboro, Fontana, and Strings in the Mountains.
In her post as Professor of Voice 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. She received 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. In 2011 she received the Reverend Edmund P. Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Ms. Resick speaks German, French, Italian and Russian alongside her native English, and has also sung in Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, and Czech.
An adventurous recitalist, Ms. Resick championed unknown and neglected song literature for over twenty years. She has twenty recordings to her credit, including the solo compact discs 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 film of Schoenberg’s masterpiece Pierrot lunaire. Ms. Resick’s book French Vocal Literature has won critical acclaim.