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Opera Goes to the Library

Oct 22, 2022 to Oct 22, 2022 2 - 3pm

Date: Saturday, 10/22
Time: 2-3p
Age Group: All Ages

Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium

Description: Bring the whole family for this interactive concert performance combining music, opera & literature! This interactive music program will provide children and families with a better understanding of opera as an art form and stimulates interest in the performing arts, language and literature.

Performers: Iris Fairfax, soprano, enjoys an active career as a soloist in opera, concert, recital, oratorio, liturgical music, and traditional musical theater. A past winner of the Liederkranz, Gerda Lissner, and New York Vocal Artists competitions, her career has taken her throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. Miss Fairfax, an alumna of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Academy of Vocal Arts, is currently the Program Coordinator and a featured artist with Opera North, Incorporated (ONI).

Mezzo-soprano Amanda Staub has been praised as “brilliant and beautiful… a jewel.” (West Hawaii Today). A former Resident Artist of Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York, she performed the role of Tisbe in La Cenerentola where she also covered the title role. Amanda lives in Philadelphia and is a student of Sheryl Woods-Olson.

Bass Martin Hargrove has performed on stage with Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Center City Opera, Opera Delaware and the Braunschweig Staatsoper. Martin also performs as a member of the Delaware Choral Arts, The National Chorale and The American Spiritual Ensemble.

Presented by Opera North, Inc.

Registration: Registration is requested. Register online here.

This performance is sponsored by American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and Ambler Savings Bank through its Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) partnership with Opera North, Inc