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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

Genre: Opera

Instrument(s): Voice

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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:

Baroque

Mozart or Rossini

Romantic

American contemporary


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

Opera: From Sound to Stage Workshop

In this workshop, the cast of Poor Richards Opera provide students with in-depth and interactive look at opera. Workshops can be tailored to explore opera within the context of other subjects such as history, geography, art, foreign languages or social studies to create a cross-discipline workshop. (Max. ~25 students)


Best for: K-12  •  After-School/Community

Opera: From Sound to Stage Residency

The Opera: From Sound to Stage Residency starts with the signature assembly program to introduce students to the world of opera. It follows with interactive lessons for a small group, where students explore opera themselves through singing, storytelling or producing a show. Poor Richard’s Performers and students work together on various aspects of opera from learning how the body works in singing, how to learn a role, and how to learn and practice a portion of an opera.

Best for: K-12  •  After-School/Community

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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