Barbara Smith Conrad Net Worth

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Barbara Smith Conrad Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Barbara Smith Conrad (born 1940) is an American operatic mezzo-soprano of international acclaim. Born Barbara Smith, she was raised in Center Point near Pittsburg, Texas. In 1957, Barbara Conrad became the focus of a racial controversy revolving around her role in a student opera at The University of Texas at Austin. Pressure from the Texas Legislature forced her removal from the cast, and her story received national media coverage (see University years.) Barbara continued her education at The University of Texas at Austin and received her Bachelor of Music degree in 1959. Barbara Conrad went on to perform with Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Nacional in Venezuela, and many others. Today Barbara continues to complement her performing activities with artist residencies and master classes, establishing herself as one of the foremost builders of voice both in the U.S. and abroad. She is the co-director and co-founder of the Wagner Theater Program, and maintains a private vocal studio in Manhattan. Barbara works closely with The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, which is the home of the university's Endowment for the Study of American Spirituals. Barbara Smith Conrad is the subject of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History's produced film When I Rise, directed by Mat Hames.

Date Of Birth1940, Center Point, Camp County, Texas, Texas, United States
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
1Operatic mezzo-soprano. She sang the role of Maria in the world premiere complete recording of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess". The recording starred Willard White (in his first major recording) and Leona Mitchell, and featured the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel. It was quickly superseded by the 1977 Houston Grand Opera complete recording of the opera, which remains to this day one of the most acclaimed opera recordings ever made.


The Metropolitan Opera Presents1982-1983TV SeriesHecuba / Annina
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years1977TV MovieMarian Anderson (as Barbara Conrad)


When I Rise2010DocumentaryHerself

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