Toledo Opera 2011 Artists in Residence Free Concert

Posted Apr 27th, 2011 by Lisa Richard  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


The Toledo Opera 2011 Artists in Residence will perform a free concert at Way Public Library on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The young artists are in Toledo to perform a touring version of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in schools throughout the area, but at this event they will sing selections from the great operas and provide interesting commentary. As in past years, this musical evening promises to be educational and entertaining for people of all ages.This annual event is made possible by the library’s J. Paul Baldoni Opera Fund, the Way Public Library Foundation and the Toledo Opera Guild.

The artists are mezzo-soprano Monica Sciaky, tenor Jake Wilder, baritone Adam Cavagnaro and baritone Jeremy Gilpatric.

Ms. Sciaky holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan where she performed roles such as Cherubino from Le Nozze di Figaro and La Haine from Armide. She has taken part in Michigan Opera Theater’s Apprentice Program, singing in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado.

Mr. Wilder is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University. He played the roles of Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Damon in Handel’s Acis and Galatea. He was the 2009 winnter of the BGSU concerto Competition.

Mr. Cavagnaro recently completed his master of music degree at Manhattan School of Music, perofmring as Bi-Curious George in Love/Hate and as Joe Hartland in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening. He recently returned from OperaWorks in Northridge, California.

Mr. Gilpatric is a veteran of the Michigan Opera Theatre and Cleveland Opera. While studying at the University of Akron, he performed leading roles in The Magic Flute and Amahl and the Night Visitors. He also works as a choir director and sacred music performer.

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