The opera that Fresno State commissioned, workshopped and performed in 2016 titled “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena” has now been seen by over 15,000 people across the country, according to Dr. Anthony Radford, Fresno State professor of voice and opera. “This holiday season it was performed for the first time at Coker College […]Read More
In January, Dean’s Council funds helped yet another Arts and Humanities student experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Thanks to the generosity of Dean’s Council donors, travel funding was be provided to master’s of music student and opera singer Alejandra Tejeda, who attended the prestigious National Opera Association’s annual convention Jan. 3-7, in New Orleans.
At the recent National Opera Association Conference in New Orleans (Jan. 3-7), voice Professors Dr. Maria Briggs and Dr. Anthony Radford, as well as master’s graduate Alejandra Tejeda, all presented on behalf of the Fresno State Department of Music.Read More
A studio production of the children’s Christmas opera, “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena,” produced by the Fall MCJ 120 class and directed by Professor Candace Egan, has received a 2017 Communicator Award of Distinction. The original opera, by composer Evan Mack and librettist Joshua McGuire, was recorded in a special performance in Studio […]Read More
Reporter Juanita Stevenson did this segment for Education Matters about an innovative program at Fresno State that introduced thousands of Valley school children to the magic of opera.Read More
~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Fresno State Opera Theatre’s final public presentation of its originally composed children’s opera, “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena,” will be outdoor performances at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Square at Campus Pointe (3050 E. Chestnut Ave.) weather permitting. The free, public show, […]Read More
Alejandra Tejeda grew up singing mariachi and opera. “My dad would put me up on a chair and give me mini voice lessons with the songs that were playing,” said Tejeda, a graduate voice student from Porterville. “He didn’t know much, but he would tell me ‘Sing from your pancilla, chiquita.’” Now Tejeda gets to […]Read More