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Bruce Fowler

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Bruce Fowler is an American classical tenor who has had a major international performance career in operas and concerts since the early 1990s. He is particularly known for his appearances in bel canto operas. His first recording, as the tenor soloist for Handel's Messiah with Telarc, was nominated for a Grammy Award. He has also recorded Gioachino Rossini's Stabat Mater for Harmonia Mundi, Rossini's Armida for Sony, Jacques Ibert's Angelique Fonit for Cetra, Georg Philipp Telemann's Der Tag des Gerichts and Hugo Weisgall's Six Characters in Search of an Author on New York Records. He currently serves on the voice faculty and directs the opera program at Stephen F. Austin State University which he has been a member of since 2006. Born in West Monroe, Louisiana, Fowler studied at Oklahoma Baptist University, earning bachelors degrees in both voice and church music. He earned a masters degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas before becoming a member of the young artist program at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He made his stage debut with that company as Évandre in Christoph Willibald Gluck's Alceste in 1990. He appeared in several more roles with the Lyric Opera  ( Wikipedia article )

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