Celebrated soprano delivers onstage and in the classroom

upshaw_small.jpgBy Geoff Edgers [Boston Globe, 6 October 2005]
Downtown, the red carpet had been rolled out in anticipation of opening night at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. But Dawn Upshaw, the celebrated soprano, wouldn’t be able to attend. At the moment, she was about an hour west in a college auditorium. Dressed casually in black slacks and a multicolored blouse, she listened as a 19-year-old singer sweated her way through Faure’s ”Les Berceaux.”