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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

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

 

Also available as a Workshop or Residency!

About the Artist

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

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