FYI: Opera proves some of the best things are free

Morgan Wolfe

Three talented voices from Oberlin Conservatory will present an FYI: Opera program on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library in the library’s Porter Room. This programming by the Westshore Arts Council continues a three-decade free vocal gift to the community. 

Oberlin Opera Theater Director Jonathon Field said selections from the operas "Candide" and "Elixir of Love" will be performed. 

Morgan Wolfe, a soprano, from Suffern, New York, studying in her fourth year at Oberlin, will sing a solo aria, "Glitter and be Gay" from "Candide" and a duet, "Oh Happy We Duet," also from "Candide." From "Elixir of Love," she will sing the aria "Prendi."

Senior Jared Cohen, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, partners with Wolfe in the "Candide" duet "Oh Happy We Duet." He will also sing "Nothing More Than This," from "Candide" and "Una Furtiva Lagrima" from "Elixir of Love." 

Evan Tiapula, who started his life in Brisbane, California, will sing "Dear Boy" from "Candide." His repertoire at Oberlin includes Snug in "Midsummer Night’s Dream" and Count Robinson in "Il Matrimonio Segreto."

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 10:15 AM, 03.21.2023