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Harrison Makes Dallas Opera Debut


March 13, 2015 Dallas, Texas

On March 13, 2015, Chris Harrison ('01) made his Dallas Opera debut singing the role of the "Custom Sergeant" in Puccini's La Boheme. Chris was a music major at F.C. before our music degrees were instated.  After he received his A.A. at Florida College,  he transferred to Southern Methodist University where he earned his B.A. in Music Performance and has recently received his M.M. in Voice Performance.

Chris has sung major roles with various opera houses in Europe and the United States, but this is his first role with a major company.  In 2014, Chris came back to F.C. to be the guest soloist with the Florida College Chamber Singers.

Professor Moore, Chris' voice teacher when he was at Florida College, said:"I remember when Chris was a freshman and a member of F.C.'s Friends.  All he wanted to do was play drums in the chorus room every chance he had and eve
someday be a rock band drummer.  But, eventually he realized that, with hard work, his voice might become something special.  And, work he did.  By the time he left Florida College, he was a more seasoned singer and musician and had no trouble being accepted to and receiving a scholarship from S.M.U.  Since then, he has continued to work hard and has developed a glorious voice."