Westlake-Westshore Arts Councilís FYI Opera hits a high note

Tony Chow, opera coach and accompanist of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, with opera students Diane Schwann, Magdalena Kuzma and Dae Won Seo. Photo by Robert Pearl

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council hosted its semi-annual FYI Opera event at Westlake Porter Public Library. Tony Chow, opera coach and accompanist of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, presented opera students Diane Schwann, Magdalena Kuzma and Dae Won Seo. Ms. Schwann and Ms. Kuzma are sopranos; Mr. Dae Won Seo is a baritone. The three promising singers performed arias from "La Boheme," other operas and songs from the Broadway show "Wonderful Town."

Always a crowd-pleaser among Porter Library patrons, the FYI Opera series has been presented by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) organization founded 34 years ago to promote arts and culture on the west side of Cuyahoga County. All of W-WAC's programs, including FYI Opera, are free and open to the public.

The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library. W-WAC membership is 250 members strong, however, new members are always welcome. For more information on membership and programs, visit w-wac.org or call 440-250-5565. 

Jeanine Surace

Jeanine is Marketing Coordinator for The Center for Artful Living and a member of the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council.

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Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 9:56 AM, 11.06.2018