CMU Opera Workshop To Present Annual Performances

February 14-17 At Swinney Conservatory On Fayette Campus

January 23, 2019

By MAGGIE GEBHARDT / mgebhardt@centralmethodist.edu

Opera Workshop participantsThe Opera Workshop will present its annual performances on Feb. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Swinney Conservatory of Music’s Kountz Recital Hall on CMU’s main campus in Fayette.

The program, “A Valentine Salute to Broadway,” features a staged showcase of varied love songs, duets, and ensembles with musical selections from The Fantastiks, Annie Get Your Gun, Company, A Chorus Line, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, She Loves Me, The Phantom of the Opera, and Candide.

Vocal ensembles consist of music education, vocal performance, and theatre majors including seniors Malik Hughes from Saint Joseph, Myriah Araiza from Columbia, and Cayla Carr from Mount Sterling; juniors Cori Bryan from Springfield, Keaton Denney from Cole Camp, and Rachel Martin from Fayette;

sophomores Marissa Dickman from Maryland Heights, Samantha Reid from Holt, Kaitlin Anderson from Boonville, Hadley Wiggans from Macon, Elizabeth Cueni-Smith from Chillicothe, and Alex Autry from Norborne; and freshmen Hailey Sage from Fayette, Ezechiel Jones from Dixon, and Tres Hampton from Dexter.

Parker Johnson, from Richmond, will be a guest performer. He is an alumnus, adjunct faculty, and webmaster for CMU’s Marketing and Communications Department.

This program is directed by Voice and Opera Professor Dr. Susan Quigley Duggan and accompanied by collaborative pianist, Mary Jane Nance.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 660-248-6317. The cost is $7 for general admission, and $5 for seniors, as well as CMU faculty, staff, and students with identification. CMU students can attend Thursday evening’s show (Feb. 14) for $2 with identification.