Soprano Aundi Marie Moore, who is very familiar to Washington, D. C. audiences for her performances with Vocal Arts DC and as a member of Washington National Opera ‘s Domingo/Cafritz Program will be presented in recital tomorrow evening at Morgan State University. Moore’s performance at Morgan is a part of her residency in what is perhaps the only intense extended summer training opera program at a historically black college or university. “The Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop at Morgan State University’s world-class Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center is beginning its second summer season. The first opera program of its kind to be developed at a historically black university brings a talented and diverse group of aspiring young singers; seasoned performing artists and educators together “Growing the Future, Leading the World” and making Morgan a destination to the Arts for all people.” said Artistic Director Vincent Dion Stringer.
The 2011 Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop and Orchestra, which began June 19 provide unique intense training ground for aspiring opera singers and the opportunity for the participants to work with world class artists in the context of a university setting.
REMAINING PERFORMANCES AT A GLANCE:
Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm Artist-in-Residence Recital Aundi Marie Moore, Soprano Louise Toppin, piano
Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini-Ridley Chauvin (LSU/Baton Rouge), Stage Director Sergio Puig (Florida Grand Opera), Music Director and The Medium by Gian-Carlo Menotti Donna Roll (Longy School of Music), Stage Director Yoko Hagino (Longy), Music Director
Friday, July 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm Summer Opera Gala with selections from Magic Flute and Carmen Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop Orchestra Julien Benichou, Music Director