Opera and music enthusiasts are invited to the Kingwood Summer Opera Concert on Aug. 12.
“Pirates, Poets, and Potions” is a presentation of opera and operetta performances by Lone Star College-Kingwood’s music students. The show will take place at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the college’s Main Stage in the Performing Arts Center.
“Students will perform their musical pieces using the opera production skills they learned in the Summer II Workshop course. Those skills include musical style, vocal technique, stage movement, costuming, stage makeup, and the many aspects of the theatrical art,” said Dr. Robert Hunt, music faculty and opera workshop director.
Repertoire will include excerpts from such masterpieces as Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (Elixir of Love), Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona”, Purcell’s “The Fairy-Queen”, Mark Adamo’s “Little Women”, Monteverdi’s “L’incoronatione di Poppea”, Britten’s “Albert Herring”, and Menotti’s “The Consul”. Scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” and “Patience”, and by Bernstein’s “Candide”, will represent light opera.
LSC-Kingwood music students who will perform are Jacelle Gardner, Rito Mayoral, Zac Salazar, Avery Simmons, Lauren Gusman, Michelle Villa, Jack Balog, Rhiannon O’Brien, Matthew Mitchell, Darby Hindmon, Benjamin Calip, Steve Buza, Sean Mullinix, Alexandra Garcia, Katelynn Bauer, Christopher Love, Victoria Love, Victoria Godsby, Lisa Worthen, Melissa Rush, Amanda Merrick, and Micaela Munoz. Hector Benavides will be the percussionist; theatre department faculty Kali Vlahos will serve as technical director and Eric Skiles as costumer; and Dr. Marion Russell Dickson is the guest stage director for the production.
The Kingwood Summer Opera is a unique hybrid program that models itself after summer professional opera apprentice programs. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for general admission. For more information, email Robert.E.Hunt@LoneStar.edu.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional and online formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.