SRU Good News for Sept. 29, 2009
SRU music major lands professional opera opportunity
Zachary Wood, a Slippery Rock University music/vocal performance major from Waynesboro, has landed his first professional gig and is singing as a chorus member in the Pittsburgh Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin." The opera opened Sunday and will be staged today, Friday and Sunday.
Wood auditioned over the summer and impressed producers, said Colleen Gray, SRU professor of music.
"They called and invited him to sing," she said. "He is a young bass baritone with a bright future. He will have the choice of singing bass baritone roles or counter tenor roles. He is very talented in either one."
"Eugene Onegin" is a lyric opera. The story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman's love and careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. The opera was first performed in Moscow in 1879.
Tickets are available by calling the Pittsburgh Opera at 412.456.6666.
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