Piedmont Virginia Community College will host Virginia Opera, the official opera company of Virginia, for “What Does it Take to be an Opera Singer,” a free concert and discussion with the artists on Thursday, April 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building.
“What Does it Take to be an Opera Singer” will begin with a concert of opera, operetta and Broadway tunes performed by Logan Z. Webber, Symone Harcum, Joseph Mazzara and Johanna Kvam of Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program. Following the concert, Cecelia Schieve, Statewide Director of Education and Outreach with Virginia Opera, will lead a discussion with the artists on the concert selections and diverse musical styles, what it is like to train as an opera singer, and the struggles and joys of a life in the arts.
The Norfolk-based Virginia Opera, now in its 44th year of operation, is widely known for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions and the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs. Through the Virginia Opera Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program, one of the most competitive in the nation, select groups of opera’s talented rising stars receive training, performance opportunities and access to industry connections.
The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of 501 College Drive on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville. Ample free parking is located in front of the building.
For more information, contact Associate Professor of Music Bridgid Eversole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.961.5381.