Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop Reply

Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Merrill (MM ’11, Voice) and master’s candidate Kerry Holahan, soprano, performed in scenes from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea as part of the Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop coached by Julianne Baird on June 25 in LeFrank Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens, N.Y.

Crittenden Summer Opera Workshop Reply

Joann Moorer (MM ’11) received a Peabody Career Development Grant to attend the Crittenden Summer Opera Workshop in Washington, D.C., and will perform scenes as Leonora (Il trovatore), The Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Beatrice (Le donne curiose) July 15, 16 and 17 at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md.  Moorer also appeared in Bel Cantanti Opera‘s production of Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) as a member of the chorus.

Rhymes With Opera Reply

Chamber opera company Rhymes With Opera presented Music Theory faculty member David Smooke‘s experimental nonopera, Criminal Element, on its June tour, performing in New York City; Baltimore; Hartford, Conn.; and Boston. The nonopera, performed in a language fabricated by Smooke, is an experimental journey through the mind of the French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel.

Rhymes With Opera is comprised of Peabody alumni: composers Ruby Fulton and George Lam, sopranos Elisabeth Halliday and Bonnie Lander, and baritone Robert Maril.