Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Hicks Concert: a quartet of Shreveport Opera singers perform at Caddo Magnet High

Kisrsten Chambers, soprano
Originally uploaded by trudeau.
Four young operatic voices brought a midday version of A Night at the Opera to Caddo Magnet High School this week. Students were attentive as they were introduced to arias from classics such as The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute. The singers were Kirsten Chambers, Christina Hager and Timothy Bostwick. Accompanist was Keith Chambers. The show was sponsored by Shreveport Opera Board of Trustees member Bobbie Cates Hicks, said production manager Ashley Owens.

Owens noted, "This year we have the following shows available through our SOX program: Hansel & Gretel, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Why Dinosaurs Don't Smoke, SOX on Broadway (musical review), and a Night at the Opera. There are two options with Hansel & Gretel and Smoke. They can perform the opera alone or the singers can do an interactive workshop for around 25-30 students, who then perform in the show with our singers."

Shreveport Opera Xpress 2006-2007

Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck: PreK - 8th grades
Shreveport Out of Town
Hansel & Gretel Performance $ 500 $ 750
Hansel & Gretel Interactive Residency $1000 $1250

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Seymour Barab: PreK - 8th
Pied Piper Interactive Residency $1000 $1250

Why Dinosaurs Don’t Smoke by Susan M. Yankee: PreK - 8th
Why Dinosaurs Don’t Smoke Performance $ 500 $ 750
Why Dinosaurs Don’t Smoke Interactive Residency $1000 $1250

SOX on Broadway: 8th - 12th grades
SOX on Broadway 45 min. $ 600 $ 850
SOX on Broadway 75 min. $1500 $1500

A Night at the Opera (selected arias from the repertoire): 8-12th
A Night at the Opera 45 min. $ 600 $ 850
A Night at the Opera 75 min. $1500 $1500

A Lecture Series on Opera (Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Opera Appreciation): 8 - 12th.

Lectures on current Shreveport Opera productions $250 or 25 student tickets to the current production.

"We will be happy to hold a date for you pending funding. If you
would like to see the Shreveport Opera Express in your school, please give us a call today," added Owens.

When's the next big show ? "The coming mainstage opera is Carousel on March 17 at 7:30 pm at the RiverView Theater. The show will be directed by Bill Fabris and conducted by Dan Gettinger, both from New York. Check out our website for pics and bios of the director and conductor at www.shreveopera.org. You can also find a schedule of SOX shows by clicking on Calendar."

Shreveport Opera, 212 Texas Street
Ashley Owens: production@shreveopera.org
(318) 227-9503

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