Dispatches from Germany: Romantic Lied, a CSU Summer Arts course

We are having a great time and learning a lot at Summer Arts in Germany! Fresno State Master of Music student Ashley Trembley works with baritone Bo Skovhus at the Musik Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen Germany 8/2/18.

While CSU Summer Arts Program wrapped up last weekend at Fresno State, several students are still in Germany where they are learning from world-famous opera singer Bo Skovhus as part of the Romantic Lied program in Germany. Fresno State music professor Dr. Anthony Radford is there with a group of 29 students. Here’s what he had […]

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Opera Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Gondoliers’

Fresno State Opera Theatre will present the comic opera "The Gondoliers" this weekend.

Fresno State Opera Theatre will present “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan this weekend. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the Music Building‘s Wahlberg Hall. “The Gondoliers,” presented in English, is a comic opera.

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Sharing the Fresno State story through music

Anthony Radford, Alejandra Tejada and Maria Briggs at the National Opera Association conference in New Orleans in January 2018.

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.

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Fresno State Opera to perform ‘Die Fledermaus’ with live orchestra

Photo of cast for Die Fledermaus opera

The Fresno State Opera Theatre will join forces with the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra to perform a full opera production of Johann Strauss II’s comic operetta “Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat”) at 8 p.m. April 21 and 2 p.m. April 23 in the Concert Hall on campus. More than 75 students are involved in the production of […]

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MUSIC NOTES: Anthony Radford reviews the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of ‘Dream of The Red Chamber’

Anthony P. Radford (fresnostate.edu/artshum/music/faculty-staff/anthonyradford.html), director of the Fresno State Opera Theatre (fresnostate.edu/artshum/music/ensembles/minor/operatheatre.html), has been exploring American opera in its many forms. This month he saw and reviewed the Chinese-American production “Dream of the Red Chamber,” which had its world premiere at the San Francisco Opera on Sept. 10. The review is published on the National Opera Association website (noa.org/). “Tim […]

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