Filling the lead roles for an opera can be tricky. The person in question must have not only a strong voice and acting ability but the capacity to memorize nearly two-and-a-half hours of music which is performed entirely in Italian.
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 […]
For their 10 year anniversary, Fresno State Opera Theatre will perform a compilation of their favorite scenes on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 general, $12 employees and seniors, $8 students. Buy Tickets Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Sunday, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]