Stephen Dubberly and Edward and Heather Crafts will answer questions about Opera in Concert in Italy 2017 and present a demonstration of what sort of coaching they will be offering in the summer program. Open to all interested students!
Opera in Concert in Italy will be on the Tarleton State University campus November 28th, 2017 to give a presentation on our summer program and to hear interested singers. Dr. Stephen Dubberly will be available to play for singers.
The centerpiece of this evening is a complete performance of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, which sets to music Pushkin’s examination of the relationship between genius and jealousy. We will also present operatic excerpts from the works of these two legendary composers.
December 3, 2016 Kurth Hall, Sammons Center for the Arts
Tickets $20 General Admission, $10 Students
Auditions for Opera in Concert in Italy 2017 will be held at the University of North Texas on Dec. 4, 2017, in Room 230, the Choral Room. Scholarships to the three-week summer program are available, based on audition results.
Opera in Concert in Italy will be holding auditions on the Longy campus at 4:30 pm on Dec. 9th, 2017. Interested students should complete our online application form and be prepared to sing at least one selection in Italian. A pianist will be provided for a fee of $10, or singers may bring their own pianist.
We present two outstanding short operas by British composers; the gloriously silly Cox and Box by Arthur Sullivan and the deeply spiritual Savitri by Gustav Holst. Both will be sung in their original English text, with Stephen Dubberly leading the performances from the piano. Featured in the casts are mezzo soprano Lauren McNeese, tenors Martin Clark, Jr. and Christopher Oglesby, baritone Will Hughes and bass-baritones John Kuether and Stephen Morscheck. Edward Crafts is the stage director.
Opera in Concert presents two short comic operas on the subject of education; in Christoph Fehre’s “The Schoolmaster” an inept teacher tries to control his class of unruly children, and Emmanuel Chabrier’s “Une Education Manqueé (A Deficient Education)” focuses on a young married couple whose education lacked a crucial subject – “the birds and the bees”! The performance will take place on Friday, November 17 at 8 pm in Kurth Hall at the Sammons Center in Dallas. “The Schoolmaster will be sung in English, and “Une Education Manqueé” will be sung in French, with English dialogue. Performers include soprano Jocelyn Hansen, mezzo Lauren McNeese and bass-baritones Edward Crafts and John Kuether. Stephen Dubberly is pianist and music director. Tickets are available by clicking the button below or on the evening of the performance at the door.
On May 3, 2018 at 8 pm, Opera in Concert presents “Donizetti Delights!”, an evening of operatic gems by Gaetano Donizetti. This performance will feature the comic opera Il Campanello (The Night Bell), sung in English, with a stellar cast of singers from the DFW area. Also on the program will be arias and ensembles by Donizetti. This evening of Italian delights will be performed at the Latino Cultural Center, where there is ample free parking. Please click on the button below to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available at the door on May 3rd.