The tour has begun. January 14, 2013 our intrepid singers have departed on their tour. Criss-crossing the state of Oregon and into SW Washington, our tour will reach all over the state and should reach about 20,000 during their travels.
We have a wonderful production of THE MAGIC FLUTE this year that was adapted by the director. She was working to make this script highlight the journey of our hero, Tamino. While keeping in the best and most recognizable tunes and characters, Kristine McIntyre has done a wonderful job again!
Stacy Murdock has returned to our ranks for his 9th season with POGO! Ainsley Soutiere as Pamina, Tour Manager Samm Hawkins, our amazing pianist David Saffert and Dru Rutledge as Papagena have also returned. We have some new faces as well. Welcome to our hero Anthony Ballard as Tamino, Claudia Chapa as 3rd Lady, Kevin Bertin as Sastro and Ksenia Popova as The Queen of the Night.
The enclosed picture is of our Papagano and one of our young audience members as Papagano searches for his Papagana. Stacy is always so engaging with our audiences, we are very fortunate to have him continue to return.
We will be having Public Performances here at the Hampton Opera Center on March 22 and 23rd!
Ainsley Soutiere, our Pamina and 4 year veteran of the program, will be writing the blog for us. She is both a wonderfully talented performer, and a delightful person! I do hope you will take a moment from time to time to hear about your generous gifts at work. I have posted the blog link below.
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