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Monday, November 15, 2010

"Sugar and Spce: A Musical Celebration of Women" featuring Utah Opera's Resident Arists @ WSU (Ogden: Nov 23)

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Who: Ogden Opera Guild and
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: Sugar and Spice: A Musical Celebration of Women
featuring Utah Opera’s Resident Artists
When: 1:30 pm, Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Where: Garrison Choral Room (BC136), Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

The Ogden Opera Guild presents “Sugar and Spice: A Musical Celebration of Women” featuring Utah Opera’s Resident Artists Tuesday, November 23rd at 1:30 pm in the Garrison Choral Room (BC136), Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. This is a free event. The program will be of special interest to vocal students, vocal instructors, foreign language speakers and opera fans but the general public is more than welcome.
The program presents scenes with female characters who inspire, amaze or befuddle and outwit all others around them. “There is Nothing Like a Dame,” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” starts the program. Composers include Mozart, Stephen Sondheim, Bizet, Puccini, Leonard Bernstein, and others. Music will be performed in a variety of languages: English, French, German and Italian. The operas include “Rigoletto,” “Carmen,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “The Merry Widow;”musicals include “Annie Get Your Gun,” Into the Woods” “Sweeney Todd,” “The Secret Garden” and more.
Utah Opera’s Resident Artists, five young professional opera performers selected during national auditions, include Angela Theis, soprano; Katherine Tombaugh, mezzo-soprano; AJ Glueckert, tenor; John Buffett, baritone; and Willem van Schalkwyk, pianist. They spend nine intensive months with Utah Symphony/Utah Opera. During this time, they participate in vocal and dramatic coaching sessions; in workshops on important aspects of operatic performance, such as stage deportment, movement and language study; and in master classes with acknowledged opera professionals.
While they are with the company, they also perform in Utah Opera’s Opera-in-the-Schools, residency programs and in community concerts. The resident program’s objective is to prepare young singers for the rigorous and competitive world of professional opera.
The objective of this concert is to entertain!
For more information about:
program content contact Utah Opera Eduction Director, Paula Fowler, PFowler@usuo.org.
Ogden Opera Guild contact Jean Andra Miller, jamandr2m@gmail.com
WSU Opera program contact Karen Brookens, kbrookens@weber.edu

photos and bio on resident artists attached

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