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Contributed by Brian DeMaris on 11/13/2013
On Thursday November 21st at 8:15pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the School of Music, Ithaca College Opera Workshop will present SPEED DATING TONIGHT! - a new opera conceived by Dean Anthony with words and music by Michael Ching.
The performance will be streamed live at http://www.ithaca.edu/music/live/ and there will be a live Twitter feed throughout the performance (#ICOperaSpeedDating).
Composer and conductor Michael Ching (who will be present for the performance) is best known for his comic opera, BUOSO'S GHOST. He was General Director of Opera Memphis from 1992-2010. He is now Music Director of Buffalo's Nickel City Opera. After a long career as a tenor, Dean Anthony is now a noted director and the Artistic Director of the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center, where the work was premiered in the summer of 2013.
The performance features juniors, seniors and graduate students from the School of Music's Opera Workshop. This course offers an in-depth overview of the art, the craft, and the field of opera in today's world.The initial goal of the class is to introduce students to all aspects of this art form that requires acute skills not only in singing, but also in acting, languages, movement, and much more. Opera Workshop offers a variety of training in such areas as audition technique, interpretation, and scene study through performance opportunities, collaborative group projects, and performance feedback.
The performance is self-staged by the students, overseen by instructor Brian DeMaris (Assistant Professor, Director of Opera and Musical Theatre), coordinated by Michelle Cosentino ('14), with musical preparation by Blaise Bryski (Lecturer, Opera Vocal Coach) and Randi Rudolph ('15).
Join us in person or on-line on Thursday November 21st at 8:15
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact School of Music at (607) 274-3717 as much in advance of the event as possible.. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.