Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singers to Return to Lubbock

Opera Apprentice Singers to perform for community, area students.

Texas Tech’s Presidential Lecture & Performance Series and the College of Visual and Performing Arts will host the fourth annual visit from The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singers.

The free community concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 22 at the Allen Theatre on the Texas Tech campus.

"It is gratifying to all of us at The Santa Fe Opera that our Spring Opera Tour is so popular," said Richard Gaddes, general director for the opera.

The concert will feature soprano Deborah Selig, mezzo soprano Lucia Cervoni, tenor Edwin Vega, and baritone John Boehr. The quartet will perform arias and duets from "La traviata," "Tales of Hoffman" and "The Barber of Seville." Also, singers will perform show tunes from "The Fantasticks," "Follies" and "Martha" to round out the program.
The four singers are all former or future members of The Santa Fe Opera’s apprentice program.

The performance at the Allen Theatre is free, but reservations are requested. To RSVP, please call (806) 742-0706, ext. 401. A reception hosted by the Texas Tech Office of the President will follow.

On April 23 and 24 at Cavazos Middle School, the Santa Fe Opera apprentice singers will perform four concerts for more than 2,000 Lubbock-area students. These presentations are part of The Santa Fe Opera’s Spring Opera Tour. To commemorate the opera’s 50th anniversary, this event will feature a newly commissioned work entitled "Trinity." The opera was written by Santa Fe composer John Kennedy with a libretto by the company’s education director, Andrea Walters.

For information on media coverage during the Cavazos Middle School performances, contact Cathy Jung, 742-0700, ext. 227.