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Music and Art Departments present program of opera scenes on April 27 and 29

Posted On April 15, 2016


The public is invited to “From Mozart to America,” a program of opera scenes presented by the Silver Lake College music and art departments.

The production will be shown at 9:30 a.m. on April 27 at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, 2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc. Admission is free.

It will be shown again as part of the Spring Choral Concert at 7 p.m. on April 29. Cost is $5. Tickets are available by visiting https://www.showtix4u.com/, calling 274-686-6274 or at the door on the evening of the performance.

Opera Workshop and 3-D Design students are collaborating on the opera production. The show will feature opera scenes from “Cosi fan tutte,” “Don Giovanni,” “The Magic Flute,” “Die Fledermaus,” and “Street Scene.”

Singers include Jeffrey Erdman, Christopher Guy, Ben Johnston, Emily Laurin, Emily Marcus, Lucy-Ann Muabe, Brittieny Simmer, Katie Sohn, Shaughn VanGinkel and Dawn Welling.

The art students who designed and built the sets and props include Megan Baradic, Curtis Chalmers, Quinn MacIsaac, Kendall McDonald and Brental Thomas.

Directors are Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, division director of undergraduate and graduate music, and Emily Davis, adjunct professor of voice. Erin LaBonte, assistant professor of art and art department co-chair, is in charge of set design. Debbie Kutz is piano accompanist.

“I have tried to foster creativity among the music and art students,” Davis said. “We are incorporating opera history — from Mozart to musical theater — as well as singing, acting, sets, costume, lighting and props to put on this show. It’s a big collaborative effort.”

For more rehearsal photos, click opera workshop.