American in Augsburg – A Talk with Janet Walker
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5:00 pm

Janet Walker, one of Cornwall’s own, was a veteran of Gilbert and Sullivan performances at Oberlin when an audition won her a summer apprenticeship at the Santa Fe Opera. She entered New England Conservatory that fall and two Fulbright Fellowships in Vienna followed. An agent visiting her opera class set her on a course that led to a 36-year career in Germany as a mezzo-soprano, most of it spent in Augsburg at the city opera. Along the way she learned flawless German and many, many roles; she also explored the pleasures of being an American abroad for 11 months every year.

(This talk is a reprise of her presentation in January to the Cornwall Woman’s Society.)