Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:11am
Despite its rich history and cultural significance, opera’s place within the world of music has, in some ways, fallen to the wayside. Megan Gillis BMus ’13 is working every day to change that: A lifelong performer, Gillis first fell in love with opera at a young age after being encouraged by vocal instructors to pursue the art, due to her strong soprano voice. After many years of practice, she eventually found an ideal place to hone her passion…
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:28am
The University of Georgia Opera Theatre, along with esteemed guest artists, take on the beloved opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti at the Fine Arts Theatre. The opera is set to run February 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m.  Don Pasquale epitomizes Italian opera buffa, so audiences should come prepared to have a good laugh: This production will be unique because it is set in the 1950s and not in the original time…
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:34am
The art of singing as it flourished in Italy from the mid-1700s through the first decades of the 19th century will be on grand display beginning tonight when the Hodgson School of Music and UGA Opera Theatre present a Gala concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini: The era of Bel Canto, which translates to “Beautiful Singing,” was a style of singing…