Opera: From Stage to Sound
The cast of Poor Richard’s Opera delights audiences through the performance of an abridged opera from one of the following categories: Baroque, Mozart or Rossini, Romantic, or American contemporary. Each opera includes a narrator who explains voice parts, singing styles, character choices, and discusses composer biographies.
Pennsylvania Curriculum Standards
(A=Assembly; W=Workshop; R=Residency)
9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts A, W, R
9.2 Historical and Cultural Context A, W, R
15.4 Learning Through Experience A, W, R
25.3 Pro-Social Relationships with Adults W, R
25.4 Pro-Social Relationships with Peers W, R
Art Form(s): Music
Assembly, Workshop, and Residency Offerings
Opera: From Sound to Stage Assembly
The cast of Poor Richards Opera delights audiences through the performance of an abridged opera from one of the following categories:
Mozart or Rossini
Each opera includes a narrator who explains voice parts, singing styles, character choices, and discusses composer biographies. In addition to the narrator, the program is performed by several lead vocalists and a live accompanist on piano.
Best for: K-12 • After-School/Community
Also available as a Workshop or Residency!
Featuring: Poor Richard's Opera
Poor Richards Opera ensemble features talented professional opera singers from the local area and a pianist. The artists perform locally and regionally with opera companies, orchestras, and as soloists. These teaching artists perform and teach in the metro and are passionate about bringing Opera to a younger generation.
Maja Lisa FritzHuspen, Mezzo-Soprano (Ensemble Lead) ~ A native of Bismarck, ND, Maja Lisa received her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) and her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN).
Joined Musicopia: 2014