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For GSO Opera, ‘Madama Butterfly’ a tragic story of love and heartbreak

Posted by Julie in Greensboro Opera, News

As acclaimed singers and a creative team prepare for Greensboro Opera’s production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” they grapple with heartache onstage and off. Through staging and song, they will tell the tragic story of a young Japanese woman’s love for an American naval officer, and the anguish that results. David Holley, general and artistic director of the nonprofit opera company, has brought in a stellar, professional cast. Sopranos Jill Gardner and Katie Horn-Pershall. Baritones David Pershall and Ryan Hill. Tenors Cody Austin and Jacob Ryan Wright. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Foley Davis. Bass baritone Donald Hartmann. An 18-member chorus. “I cannot wait to present this wonderful, glorious opera to the Greensboro public,” Holley…

Review: Greensboro Opera and EMF ‘What I Did for Love’

Posted by Julie in Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro Opera, News, Review

“A sellout crowd filled two dozen round tables tastefully arranged around a platform in the middle of Temple Emanuel for a recital of arias and ensembles drawn from the world of operas and musicals. David Holley, the general and artistic director of the Greensboro Opera and master of many trades, not only introduced the evening but produced the show and even sang the tenor part in three of the ensemble numbers. Familiar opera stars—soprano Jill Gardner, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Foley Davis and baritone Kyle Guglielmo—joined Holley in presenting some of opera lovers’ favorite pieces, all accompanied by the excellent pianist, Ben Blozan, a faculty member at High Point University and the pianist…

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Posted by Julie in Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro Opera, News

Greensboro Opera and Eastern Music Festival present, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves. Greensboro Opera favorites Jill Bowen Gardner, Stephanie Foley Davis and Scott MacLeod, under the direction of Greensboro Opera Artistic Director David Holley, thrill and entertain with the music of Bizet, Verdi, Menotti, and more—followed by musical theater treats by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables), Jule Styne (Gypsy) and others! The most famous operatic gypsy? Carmen, of course! Our audience will be treated to famous excerpts such as the Habañera and the “Toreador Song,” along with selections sung by other shady and suspicious operatic characters. After intermission, let us entertain you with musical theatre favorites from Gyspy, Babes in Arms, Les Miserables, and more!…

‘Wine, Women and Song’ Greensboro Opera’s 2013 Gala Concert

Posted by Julie in Greensboro Opera, News, Piedmont Opera

September 28, 2013, 8pm—A special night of operatic favorites, accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Maestro Joel Revzen, Artistic Director of Arizona Opera and the Lake Tahoe SummerFest, in historic Aycock Auditorium. Patrons will be treated to an evening featuring Jill Bowen Gardner, other alumni and the finest singers from the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The performance is preceded by a wine tasting from North Carolina vineyards from 6–7:45pm. Patrons can purchase wine by the glass or take home a bottle from their favorite vineyard. More details here.