When Elizabeth Doe met Horace Tabor in Leadville, Colorado, she sparked a romance that would make her one of the wealthiest women west of the Mississippi. Two decades later, in 1899, with her beloved Horace dead, she would be one of the poorest.
The Artsongs recital at 4:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ features a trio of Young Artists, all with deep voices.
Chautauqua Opera Company’s costume shop is filled with wigs atop head-shaped bases, racks hung with period garb, tables supplied with sewing machines, clothes washers and dryers and ironing boards.
This year, Jay Lesenger celebrates 20 years as artistic/general director of the Chautauqua Opera Company.
Last Sunday, the Chautauqua Opera Guild held a soireè for the purpose of thanking their members and supporters, along with celebrating a very special set of anniversaries.
At 4:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, three Young Artists will be singing songs surrounding the theme of water. Other than creating a wide-open sea of metaphor, water holds a lesson for the singers: Like the substance itself, it helps to go with the flow and be malleable.
At 1:15 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall, Marlena Malas, chair of the School of Music’s Voice Program, will be conducting her annual master class.
The nine Apprentice Artists in the Opera Company’s Young Artists program have been, recently, performing supporting roles in Madam Butterfly, rehearsing daily for the Ballad of Baby Doe and watching their fellow Studio Artists sing in revues and recitals from the audience chairs.
It’s a fact that opera singers need to know more than how to sing bel canto and recitatives — they also must master a range of character roles, linguistic flavors and historical tastes.
At the Manhattan School of Music, Gordon Ostrowski instructs students how to take proper headshots, walk like a Victorian in style classes and build professional resumes.