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Dr. Carol Cannon




  • Opera/Musical Theatre
  • Music

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Carol Cannon, Mezzo-Soprano, was born in Rochester, New York, and raised in Maryland. Dr. Cannon received her Bachelor of Music in voice from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She made her professional operatic debut in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Bianca) with the Chamber Opera Society of Baltimore, Thomas Conlin, conductor. Opera news says, “Carol Cannon’s sympathetic understanding and opulent mezzo enhanced the role of the old maid, Bianca.” Opera says, “Lucretia matched well with Carol Cannon’s impressive Bianca.” Musical America calls her “an exceptional actress”. Dr. Cannon holds a Master of Music from University of Maryland and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Vocal Performance from East Texas State University. Throughout Canada, Mexico, and the Unites States, Carol Cannon performs concerts and recitals and presents master classes. She had presented lecture recitals at international congresses, conventions, and world forums. She received the Distinguished Participation Medallion at the 31st International Congress on Science, Culture, and Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii. Carol has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, and National Symphony Orchestras. She is listed in the International Who’s Who in Classical Music, 2002, and in the Dictionary of International Biography, 2006. Visit

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