The Harrower Summer Workshop Gala Dinner on June 7 was a spectacular event. It was a successful fundraiser benefiting Opera Studies at GSU. The students from the workshop performed alongside the guest artists, Indra Thomas and Morris Robinson. The following weekend the students performed in three operas Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier and The Marriage of Figaro.
Robert was in Finland and just finished a guest conducting engagement with the Helsinki Police Band. He gave performances in Kotka and Karkilla. The concert in Kotka was combined with the Kotka Youth Wind Ensembles and was standing room only. He learned that he was the first guest conductor in the history of the group.
Beginnings. I actually wasn’t interested in music when I was younger. My parents had me and my three siblings start on violin at the age of five – but I never practiced. What I really wanted to do was be a gymnast and go to the Olympics. I focused on gymnastics and dance… more »
Come fall in love! Georgia State University Opera Theater invites you to share the experience of its youthful production of the Puccini classic romantic tale. Will young bohemians hold on to love, fulfill their dreams and survive a punishing Parisian winter? This bold fare features Artistic Director Carroll Freeman’s modern and spontaneous choreography and the… more »
When Carroll Freeman was ten, boys in his rural Alabama town just didn’t take dance classes. But the precocious boy found his way onto a New York stage anyway. At age twelve he was performing in The Magic Flute with New York City Opera legend Beverly Sills when he began singing professionally while away at… more »
Georgia State University Opera Theater rocked The National Opera Association’s national convention with two impressive achievements in the Collegiate Opera Scene Competition, which was part of the convention. GSU Opera Theater undergraduates Carolyn Balkovetz, soprano and Kirby Eicholtz, tenor won first place in Division I – for artists under 23 years old- with their duet… more »
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Early summer, the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop concluded one of its most exciting seasons in thirty-one years, with productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and “VIVA VERDI… and Friends,” a full scenes program. Enrollment was second only to the 30th Anniversary season’s attendance. In addition to Executive Director W. Dwight… more »
During July and August, assistant professor of music history and literature Marie Sumner Lott took a 6-week research trip to Germany for a new project on Romantic operas with Medieval subjects or characters. The trip was generously funded by a Research Initiation Grant from Georgia State. Sumner Lott says she found and used many surviving… more »