Senior Thesis RecitalAugusta Caso ’09, soprano
Augusta Caso ’09, from Phoenix, Maryland, is a music major in her final semester at Williams College. Before Williams, she sang with the Peabody Children’s Chorus for eight years and the Maryland All-Sate Chorus for four years, as well as in numerous school choirs. Since coming to Williams, Augusta has developed a passion for classical vocal performance and opera. She currently studies voice with Marlene Walt. She sings in both the Concert and Chamber Choirs (and is one of the student conductors of the choirs this year) and has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with various other ensembles on campus. In 2008, she played “Johanna” in Sweeney Todd with Cap n’ Bells, and “The Nurse” and “Singer” in the Theater Department’s fall production of Machinal. Besides music and performance, her other interests include languages and travel, reading, creative activities, yoga, and running. This past summer, Augusta spent five weeks in Germany studying at the Neil Semer Vocal Institute; this summer she will work in Albany with Heidi Skok at Resonanz. She is currently working on an honors thesis in vocal performance, for which she will give a recital in April. She will sing “Dorabella” in Williams Opera’s performance of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and “Second Woman” in The New Opera’s Dido and Aeneas, both in May. After Williams, Augusta plans to go on to graduate school to study vocal performance and opera.