I am excited to share that I have been appointed as the first Vocal Arts Associate at Chicago Fringe Opera! In my new role as a company member I will serve as consultant to Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy in the programming of art song and vocal chamber music for future @chicagofringeopera projects. I’m very honored and excited to continue my work with Chicago’s “alt-opera” company. 💖
Posted @withrepost • @chicagofringeopera
“Please help us welcome our newest company member, Bridget Skaggs! Bridget has been a part of the Fringe family since she portrayed Austin in our 2018 production of The Great God Pan. In addition to her career as an operatic mezzo-soprano, Bridget brings her experience as a co-founder, curator, and recitalist with the vocal quartet Fourth Coast Ensemble to her new role as Vocal Arts Associate. You can also hear her “warm and plaintive mezzo” (Chicago Classical Review) in Love Wounds tonight and tomorrow! Welcome, Bridget!”
- Meet the Opera in 1 Hour: Die Vertrek Team - - Soprano, Magdalene Minnaar -
Magdalene Minnaar (Soprano) is a highly respected performer, entrepreneurial producer and innovative director, known in the music industry.
As a performer Magdalene is universally acclaimed across musical genres. She is well known as an operatic soprano who has starred in countless operatic productions, and her collaborations with international stars such as Josh Groban and Boney M are shining examples of her immense versatility. Magdalene also sang the female lead in Cape Town Opera’s international touring production of Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat and played the role of Christine in Pieter Toerien’s production of Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera to great acclaim.
Opera in 1 Hour: Die Vertrek
18 - 20 July
Bookings 👉 https://qkt.io/HrbDfC
Opening night of Suor Angélica is officially SOLD OUT!!!
There are still plenty of seats left for our other 2 nights however. Don't miss out on your chance to catch this powerful production
May 31st and June 1st
$30 adults/15 students
Did you see The Children’s Bach last night? A contemporary chamber opera by Andrew Schultz based on the famous Australian novel by Helen Garner..
Bringing some variety to the festival this year!
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🎵 The countdown to the deadline has begun for our 2019 Call for Scores! 🎵 Only 🌟 25 days 🌟 left to submit your opera for consideration. For more information and to download an application, visit our website! .
"...Under everything lays a winning coming-of-age story. The specific aspect of sexuality is, surprisingly, almost incidental. No one grows up easily. Every first date is a trial. We all have issues with family. The point of "As One" is that we all are one." - LA Times⠀
Photo Credit: Dave Munch, The Chautauqua Opera Company⠀ #opera#contemporaryopera#chamberopera#performingarts
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"... Отчего же ты, Кум, так вдруг побледнел весь?... А?..." 11 мая 2019 года, суббота. "Сорочинская ярмарка" в Камерном музыкальном театре им. Б.А.Покроского
Bluebeard’s Castle | Wed 05/08, 8PM
In this one act opera by Béla Bartók, Judith wrestles family obligation, curiosity and lust in the mysterious Duke Bluebeard. What secrets lurk in his domain?
HERCULES by G.F. Handel Artist Highlight! Meet our Dejanira understudy Lisa Marie Hogan, mezzo-soprano...Lisa is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee , where she obtained her Master of #Music degree in 2016 for music performance. During her time in Clarksville, Lisa performed several roles including Maybelle/Peggy in Lee Hoiby's This is the Rill Speaking, Clarina in Gioachino #Rossini 's La cambiale di matrimonio, and the Dragonfly in Maurice Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges. In 2015, at HARROWER SUMMER OPERA WORKSHOP, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia #ATL she sang the role of Mistress Quickly in Verdi's Falstaff and in 2017 she returned to Harrower and performed the role of Carmen in Georges Bizet's #Carmen . Lisa was a winner of Austin Peay State University's Concerto and Aria Competition in 2016 for her performance of “Mon cœur s'ouvre tà voix.” Recently Lisa performed the roles of Countess Charlotte Malcolm in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music here at Little Theatre of Norfolk in June of 2018, Hansel in @TidewaterOpera Initiative's production of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel in August of 2018, and Megan B in Robert Paterson’s #chamberopera The Whole Truth at Christopher Newport University #CNU in November of 2018.
Preparing for the role of Peter Gray in Joseph Horovitz’s chamber opera “Gentleman’s Island” by L’arietta last weekend was extremely challenging for me as the director wanted me to develop a character that was completely different from my initial idea of the role. ~
I struggled for a couple of weeks trying to discover who this character was which was made more difficult because the music suggested something quite contrary to the character I was trying to find. Conceptually, I knew what our director was going for but it took me a while to bring my dramatic and musical conception of the part together. ~
Thank you Baba Rich for your patience during the rehearsal process and for giving me the time and space to discover “Peter Gray”. I think who we found worked well and helped contribute to the “constantly fascinating onstage dynamic” with my baritone colleague, Brent Allcock, as highlighted by reviewer ! And thank you @jamiecphotos for the photo in the review! ~
What a week it’s been, but more importantly, TONIGHT! So thrilled to be conducting the NY premiere of @huang.ruo opera: BOUND... only with the endlessly talented work of the singers, the orchestra, @aktata and the production team.
All the preparation comes together thanks to @freshsqueezedopera, so get your tickets this week and see it at Baruch College Performing Arts Center! (Link in BIO, and do let me know if you’re coming on any of the evenings!)
I’m truly grateful that there is art being created such as this opera, which gives voice to stories that need to be told and experienced. As I said to Huang after one of our working rehearsals, “Thanks for your notes” — in more ways than one!
In honour of Assistant Director, Alex Cappellazzo, and his Instagram takeover today, here are some of his favourite rehearsal shots from the last few weeks in Wirth Opera Studio. Follow our stories today for more content from Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero. #FreeRuggiero @vapourlasso
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