Friday, October 22, 2010

Union Avenue Opera Presents Opera Gala Concert

On Saturday, October 30th at 8:00pm, Union Avenue Opera presents an evening of your favorite arias, duets, sextets, choruses and overtures from some of the world's most beloved operas. Glorious music will fill the air as UAO alumni share the stage with the talented musicians of its orchestra. The event was conceived by UAO's fine orchestra (members of the American Federation of Musicians), and all musicians, including orchestra, chorus and principals, are donating their services for the evening.

Several singers from seasons past will be on hand to perform: Patrick Blackwell (Porgy, Porgy and Bess '07), Joy Boland (Ines, Il Trovatore '09), Keith Boyer (Ferrando, Così fan tutte '00), Erica Cochran (Marie, La fille du régiment), David Dillard (Sulpice, La fille du régiment), Gina Galati (Giorgetta, Il Tabarro '08), Debra Hillabrand (Pauline, Pikovaya Dama), Denise Knowlton (Ruth, Pirates of Penzance), Elise LaBarge (Edith, Pirates of Penzance), Alexandra LoBianco (pictured above as Leonora, Il Trovatore '09), Nicholas Simpson (Quint, Turn of the Screw '07), Cecelia Stearman (Countess, Pikovaya Dama), Todd von Felker (Tomsky, Pikovaya Dama) and a chorus of more than 30.

Tom Sudholt serves as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Performances:Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:00pm

Location: Union Avenue Opera | 733 N. Union Blvd | St. Louis, MO 63108

  • $250 - Patron Level (Includes Premium Seat, Post-Gala Champagne Reception at The Rialto Ballroom and $125 Tax-Deductible Donation)
  • $50 - Reserved Center
  • $35 - General Admission
For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please call Union Avenue Opera at 314.361.2881 or visit

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Opera Theatre of St. Louis Presents Gerdine Young Artists as Part of Opera on the GO!

Opera Theatre of St. Louis reports:
Opera on the GO! hits the road this month for a two-week tour. Fusing video media, live performance by five Gerdine Young Artists, and three interactive opera workshops, this acclaimed program introduces thousands of K-12 students to opera.

Designed for young people in grades 3-12, the program ends with a 30 minute semi-staged performance by four of OTSL's outstanding Gerdine Young Artists with piano accompaniment.

Made possible with support from Target Stores and Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

There are three opportunities for the public to experience this innovative education program:

Saturday, October 23 -- FREE Donor Preview
1:30 p.m., Sally S. Levy Opera Center
Call (314) 963-4320 or email to reserve your spot today. Please indicate how many guests will be attending the workshops and/or performances.

Friday, November 5 -- Public Performances
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Touhill Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (314) 516-4949.