CU Opera Workshop to be April 25 at Gheens Recital Hall

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Opera Workshop will present a program of opera scenes music from a variety of operas during the upcoming opera workshop presentation Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Dr. Mark Bradley, professor of music and director of the opera, said, “The music will be performed in a concert style much like the old Three Tenor concerts though we have some of all voices represented.”

The participants include seven graduate voice students, one voice faculty member, a graduate pianist and two undergraduate voice majors. There are four Brazillians, four South Korean students and three Americans in the cast. Everything will be performed in English, Bradley said.

Music will be performed from Verdi’s “La Traviata;” Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” “Cosi fan tutte,” and “The Magic Flute;” Bizet’s “Carmen;” and Puccini’s “Suor Angelica.”

Participants include: Bradley, director and singer; Carla Farias, pianist; and voice students Samuel Hong of Chantilly, Va.; Youngmi Hyun of Chantilly, Va.; Ahhyun Im of Korea; Tae-eun Moon of Busan, Korea; Debora Morais of Brazil; Cristina Caldas of Barbacena, Brazil; Margareth Miguel of Brazil; Bridgette McIlwaine of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Lindsey Kleyer of Simpsonville, Ky.

The program should last a little more than an hour.“Anyone desiring to hear wonderful voices singing great music should plan to attend,” Bradley said.

There is no charge for the performance and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the School of Music at (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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