June 24, 2010
Helene Erenberg, 404-413-5914
GSU School of Music
Elizabeth Klipp, 404-413-1356
ATLANTA – Georgia State University’s School of Music will host two performances of opera scenes this weekend, the culmination of the 27th Harrower Summer Opera Workshop.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 25 and 3 p.m. on June 27 in the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, located at the corner of Gilmer Street and Peachtree Center Avenue, inside the Arts and Humanities Building.
Selections for the performances will include scenes from: Britten's “Albert Herring” and “The Turn of the Screw”; Mozart's “La clemenza di Tito”; Don Giovanni, “Idomeneo and Die Zauberflte”; Ward’s “The Crucible”; Sondheim's “A Little Night Music”; Puccini's “Madama Butterfly”; Massenet's “Manon and Werther”; Lehar’s “The Merry Widow”; Argento’s “Postcard from Morocco”; Blitzstein’s “Regina”; Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”; Menotti’s “The Saint of Bleecker Street”; Weill’s “Street Scene”; Floyd’s “Susannah” and Paulus’ “The Village Singer.”
Tickets, available at the door, are $20 general admission and $10 for students with Panther IDs. Parking is available for a fee at the Recital Hall “I” Lot. The entrance to the parking lot is on Peachtree Center Avenue.
Founded by Peter and Irene Harrower, the 27th Harrower Summer Opera Workshop includes 40 aspiring opera singers from across the United States. The three-week program consists of daily acting and movement classes, private coaching, instruction in stage makeup and stage combat, seminars and master classes with international artists, and public presentations of staged and costumed operatic scenes.
This year’s workshop featured Carroll Freeman as artistic director and international opera stars Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano and Marc Embree, bass-baritone, as guest artists-in-residence.
For more information, visit www.music.gsu.edu.