‘A Mélange of Melodies and Moods’

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Article Published: Nov. 15, 2012 | Modified: Nov. 17, 2012

Selections from “La Traviata,” “Carmen,” “Casi fan tutte” and other works from well-known operas and American musical theater will be performed Nov. 15 and 16 at Appalachian State University.

The Hayes School of Music’s Opera Workshop will perform the selections beginning at 8 p.m. both nights in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The program, titled “A Mélange of Melodies and Moods,” will treat the audience with solos, duets and ensemble pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Bernstein and others.

The program includes “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Traviata,”
“Ohio” from Leonard Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town,” “Sailor’s Aria” from Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aenea,” “Chorus of Cigarette Girls” from George Bizet’s “Carmen,” ‘”Make Our Garden Grow” from Bernstein’s “Candide” and “Drinking Song” from Sigmund Romberg’s “The Student Prince.”

Randall Outland from the Hayes School of Music is the producer/director for the workshop performances. Adjunct faculty member Tammy Griffin is the assistant director.

The singers will be accompanied by pianist Aaron Ames, who also is the music coordinator for the performances, keyboardist Ward Francis, violinist Patrick Jones, bass player James Emery and percussionists Adam King and Mitch Greco.

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