Preparatory faculty artist Jason Hentrich will be appearing in NextStop Theatre’s production of Assassins by Stephen Sondheim. The production has show every Thursday through Sunday from October 19 until November 12. Showtimes and tickets are available here. Next spring, he will appear in Cohesion Theatre’s production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity from May 31 to June 17, 2018.
Faculty artist Tony Arnold will perform Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 with Third Angle New Music in Portland, Ore. Both shows are at 7:30 pm, and she will feature works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Brett Dean, Berio, and Aperghis. On Saturday, October 21, Arnold will perform with the Third Angle String Quartet. They will premiere works by six emerging composers from the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music: Brandon Scott Rumsey, David Reminick, Carlos Simon, Nina Shekhar, Hitomi Oba, and David Coll. This concert will take place at 4:00 pm.
Josh Diaz (MM ’13, Voice; GPD ’15, Opera) will sing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra. Nomally sung by a soprano, Diaz will be joining the nation’s oldest LGBTQA orchestra as a tenor. The concert will take place November 18, in Saint Paul, Minn.
Alexandra Razskazoff (BM ‘14, Voice) tied for first place at the Academy of Vocal Arts 2017 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition this past weekend in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Razskazoff studied with Stanley Cornett, and has had a busy schedule recently, singing Musetta in La Boheme at Minnesota Opera and participating in the young artist program at San Francisco Opera Center in Merola.
Faculty artist Denyce Graves has been elected to OPERA America’s board of directors. This board works to advise OPERA America on emerging trends, and helps in the implementation of new programs for the company.