West Chester now has top-notch opera right here in our own back yard. Soloist Heidi Starr is now hosting Opera Tutti, Opera for all at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.
Please join us at the new theater for her first installation of Opera Tutti Cabaret next Sunday, March 12th at 2pm. Joining Heidi will be special guests Emily Bullock and Vincent Craig on piano. This special edition of Opera Tutti will feature a lecture recital blending art, song, opera, and musical theater to demonstrate the many types of roles mezzo-sopranos sing.
Emily A. Bullock (Mezzo-soprano), Assistant Chair of Vocal/Choral, Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at West Chester University is a regional, national and international performer. She is also an award-winning opera director, clinician and adjudicator. Ms. Bullock has performed many solo recitals throughout the United States. Dr. Bullock recorded the orchestral songs of Samuel Barber with the Russian Philharmonic, and, more recently, Honegger’s “King David” with the West Chester choirs and chamber ensemble. In May 2017, she will be recording works of composer Valerie Crescenz. In 2010, the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival awarded her Best Director for “The Sorcerer”. To read her full bio, click here.
Some of Dr. Craig’s many performances include appearances in New York City at the Lincoln Center Library, Steinway Hall, Federal Hall, in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center, Settlement Music School, and in Washington D.C. at the State Department. While enrolled at the La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts in New York he was a piano student of Jascha Zayde. He won the Scott Joplin Award from the Brooklyn Opera Society and a scholarship from the Brooklyn Chapter of the Links. He was praised in the New York Amsterdam News for his “style, great technical assurance and panache” after a performance of the George Walker Piano Sonata No. 1. Vincent Craig is currently the Music Director of the Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, Pa., and is an Associate Professor of Piano at the School of Music, in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University of Pa., where he was the Frederick Douglass Artist in Residence. To read his full bio, click here.
Experience the abundant talent that these performers and their special guests bring to the table while exploring the new Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.
For bios of Opera Tutti!’s company performers, click here.
Opera Tutti! 2017 Lineup:
Sunday, March 12th, 2pm: Opera Tutti- The Many Faces of Mezzo: Witches, *itches, and Boys
Thursday, May 7th, 7pm: Opera Tutti- Golden Days from Puccini to Gershwin!
Thursday, June 8th, 7pm: Opera Tutti- That’s Italian!
Sunday, July 9th, 2pm: Opera Tutti- Americana- (it’s in English!)
Thursday, August 10th, 7pm: Opera Tutti- Summertime and the Singing is Easy!
Thursday, September 14th, 7pm: Opera Tutti- C’est la vie en rose
Thursday, November 9th, 7pm: Opera Tutti- Take me to the Movies
Click here to see the full calendar of events and buy your tickets for Opera Tutti events today