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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Donzinetti’s “Elixer of Love” featuring Utah Opera’s Ensemble Artists @ WSU (Ogden: Feb 23)

Opera’s Magic Potion

Who: Ogden Opera Guild and 
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: Donzinetti’s “Elixer of Love” featuring Utah Opera’s Ensemble Artists
When: 1:30 pm, Thursday, 23 February 2012
Where: Garrison Choral Room, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

The Ogden Opera Guild presents Donzinetti’s “Elixer of Love” featuring Utah Opera’s Ensemble Artists Tuesday, February 23, 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, and opera fans but the general public is more than welcome.  Children 8 years and older are welcome, too.

Sassy cowgirl Adina can’t seem to get shy ranch hand Nemorino to declare his love for her. When a rival appears on the scene, Nemorino uses a “magic love potion” to give him courage. With an updated Western setting, this one-hour English version of Donizetti’s classic – performed by Utah Opera’s Resident Artists to piano accompaniment – is sure to delight audiences of all ages. 

Residents artists for the 2011-12 season include:
John Buffett, Baritone, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, is known for his concert, recital and opera work in various styles from Monteverdi to Puccini. 

Jennie Litster, Soprano, has been charming audiences with her “coquettish sparkle and suppleness” in the San Francisco Bay Area for years and has been recently seen with Utah Festival Opera, Opera San Jose, and the Ash Lawn Opera Festival.

Sishel Claverie, Mezzo-Soprano, was born in Mexico City, and is an Alumna of S.I.V.A.M., Mexico’s most prestigious Young Artist Program. Sishel holds a Master’s degree in music from Rice University. 

Andrew Penning, Tenor, is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and holds the degrees of Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Lawrence University. 

Pianist Daveth Clark is from the United Kingdom and completed his undergraduate and Masters degrees at Cambridge University. Moving to Paris, France, in 2005, where he was in demand as a répétiteur, coach and accompanist, he continued his studies at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris. 

Read about the adventures of the Resident Artists on USUO’s blog here:

For more information about:
program content contact Utah Opera Eduction Director, Paula Fowler, PFowler@usuo.org.
Ogden Opera Guild contact Diana Hanebrink <hanebrink7@msn.com>
WSU Opera program contact Karen Brookens, kbrookens@weber.edu  

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