Utah Vo­cal Arts Academy to per­form at mu­seum

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Ginny Ack­er­son

The Springville Arts Com­mis­sion and the Springville Mu­seum of Art are pleased to an­nounce that the Utah Vo­cal Arts Academy is re­turn­ing to the mu­seum for a per­for­mance at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, July 19. This per­for­mance is free to the public.

The Academy’s Prin­ci­pal Artist Pro­gram pro­vides ad­vanced col­lege and emerg­ing pro­fes­sional singers with the op­por­tu­nity to per­form fea­tured roles in a fully staged opera with orches­tra, while ex­plor­ing and re­fin­ing Ital­ian lan­guage and style skills. Each singer will par­tic­i­pate in master classes with in­cred­i­ble guest artists in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional su­per­stars Deb­o­rah Voigt, Frank Lopardo and Wendy Bryn Harmer. Metropoli­tan Opera tenor An­thony Laciura, one of the opera world’s most cel­e­brated oper­atic singer/ac­tors, will stage-di­rect “Don Gio­vanni”

(sung in Ital­ian with English su­per-ti­tles) and teach a daily act­ing course.

Ital­ian mae­stro Ni­co­las Giusti will con­duct the Utah Lyric Opera orches­tra in “Don Gio­vanni” and pro­vide per­sonal coach­ing to each pro­gram par­tic­i­pant. All singers ad­mit­ted into this pro­gram will per­form a role in “Don Gio­vanni,” with each role dou­ble cast.

They also have the Utah Lyric Opera Stu­dio Artist Pro­gram, now en­ter­ing its sev­enth year, which is de­signed to pro­vide ad­vanced high-school age and early col­lege age singers with act­ing train­ing, role study, mu­si­cal de­vel­op­ment and per­for­mance op­por­tu­ni­ties. The ul­ti­mate goal of the pro­gram is to de­velop young artists for fu­ture main-stage op­por­tu­ni­ties with Utah Lyric Opera and ca­reers on the stage.

This year’s con­cert will feature se­lect singers from around the coun­try. They will per­form se­lec­tions from op­eras such as “Romeo et Juli­ette,” “Cosi fan tutte,” “Nozze di Fi­garo,” “Werther” and “I Pagli­acci.” A cham­ber en­sem­ble con­ducted by Giusti will pro­vide the or­ches­tra­tion.

The singers in­clude two from Utah and oth­ers from all over the USA: Este­ban Sen­zig, Lin­day Ca­baniss, Grace Wal­lace, Ebony Martin, Ju­lia Pow­ers, Melissa James and El­iz­a­beth Joy Kel­ley.

Be sure to come early as this will be a night of su­perb per­for­mances of mag­nif­i­cent vo­cal mu­sic!

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