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University Faces
Coker College’s production of Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena was performed for over 1,600 elementary school students in November 2018. Pictured: Isaiah Washington (Everybody), Paigelyn McElveen (Lucinda), and Danielle Cottingham (Nobody). Music by Evan Mack, libretto by Joshua McGuire, and stage direction and costumes by Christi McLain.
The award-winning Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston produces four operas per year. Our graduate students perform an average of two major roles per year, study with expert faculty, and participate in Houston’s world-class arts scene. Pictured: Krista Pape as Kitty in Dinner at Eight, April 2019.
Temple University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance, opera, and vocal arts on its main campus near the Kimmel Center and Opera Philadelphia. Temple has over 500 events annually, including recitals, concerts, and masterclasses. Pictured: the 2019 production of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.
In March of 2019, the students of San Diego State University’s Vocal Arts Division welcomed composer Jake Heggie, mezzo- soprano Frederica von Stade, and soprano Ann Moss (not pictured) to campus. The event included a residency (Moss), a masterclass (Heggie and von Stade), and a concert of his music.
This spring, the University of Kansas School of Music collaborated with KU Theatre to produce Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The opera was directed by professor of voice John Stephens and featured the KU Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carolyn Watson.
76 Classical Singer | September/October 2019
photo by Luke Jordan photo by Julius Sanchez

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