Murphy Performs in Susannah at Nicholas Music Center

By Purnell T. Cropper | February 9, 2010

Elizabeth Murphy, Adjunct Professor of Music since 2002, will be playing a feature role in Susannah, an opera by Carlise Floyd based on the story of Susannah and the Elders set in Appalachia, reported the West Windsor (N.J.) & Plainsboro News in a Feb. 5 article “Living in the World of Opera.” Murphy’s performances are on Friday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 7, at the Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center.

In the article, Murphy compares the story with  The Crucible, where the town is on a witch hunt. Her character is at the forefront accusing Susannah of being a loose girl. “No wonder, I say, she is being raised by her drunken brother Sam,” says Murphy.

The article also states that Murphy, a soprano, has received numerous awards, including scholarships from the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and the Kennett Symphony Orchestra.  She was the soprano soloist and section leader at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Pa., for nine years.