Allegheny Chamber Singers To Present Annual Program of Opera Scenes

April 30, 2012 — The Allegheny Chamber Singers will present a program of opera scenes on Sunday, May 6 at 3:15 p.m. in Ford Chapel on the Allegheny College campus. Admission is free.

The concert will showcase the talents of Caitlyn Askey, James Baker, Danae Binder, Bailey Blashford, Brent Carlini, Nicholas Diana, Breana Gallagher, Benjamin Kusserow, Colleen McCaughey, Robert Patterson, Sara St. Peter and William True.

The program will include the opening chorus from “Cavalleria Rusticana,” the dance scene from “Hansel and Gretel,” a comic duet and a quartet from “Fidelio,” the “Promise of Living” quintet from Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land” and a duet from Mendelssohn’s opera “Hochzeit des Camacho.”

Three scenes will be performed from “The Marriage of Figaro.” The program will conclude with two scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan: one from “Princess Ida” and the finale from “The Gondoliers,” which will bring all the performers together on stage.

Professor of Music Ward Jamison will accompany the singers, and Instructor of Music Vicki Jamison will narrate. Staging for the scenes was coached by Professor of Theatre Beth Watkins.