LIVESTREAM: Arts in the Afternoon: Opera Favorites with Central City Opera
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Central City Opera presents a concert of opera and classical art song favorites, performed by CCO Touring Artists bass-baritone Eric J. McConnell and pianist Jeremy Reger. Please note that due to the common cold, soprano Christie Conover is unable to join us for this concert. She sends her regrets. We all wish her a speedy recovery. The CCO Touring Artist roster includes some of the most talented opera performers in the Denver Metro Region. Central City Opera’s mission is to sing extraordinary stories to spark imagination, inspire creativity and open minds to the breadth of human experience. Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and is renowned for exquisite world-class productions, a competitive and robust young artist training program and creative year-round education and community engagement activities.
To learn more about Central City Opera and their 2021 summer festival, visit their website.
Denver native Eric J. McConnell (bass-baritone) made his Virginia Opera debut in 2020 as part of the VOAF Stayin’ Alive initiative, and he performs Sam in Trouble in Tahiti and Dr. Dulcamara in Pinocchio in the company’s reimagined Spring 2021 season. He then returns to Central City Opera in their postponed 2021 season, where he will perform as Ceprano in the family matinée performance of Rigoletto and cover Jigger in Carousel. Eric has trained as a young artist with Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Opera Saratoga, the Aspen Opera Center, and Seagle Music Colony, and holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Miami. www.ericjmcconnell.com
International musician and educator Jeremy Reger maintains an active performing and coaching career. He is currently on the faculty of CU Boulder, serving as vocal coach, Head of Music Staff for Eklund Opera, Chorus Master, and Director of the Opera Outreach Program. Since his move to Colorado three years ago, Reger can be seen collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists along the Front Range. He has served on the music staff for Virginia Opera, Eugene Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Mill City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Skylark Opera and Aspen Opera Theater. He taught at the Music Academy of the West, at Christopher Newport University, in Recife, Brazil, and at Indiana University. He has played in the Virginia Symphony, the Williamsburg Symphonia, the Carmel Symphony and the Terre Haute Symphony. Reger has a doctorate in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan. www.jeremyreger.com
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Arts in the Afternoon is a series of weekday afternoon concerts and performances designed to transport you out of the ordinary. Enjoy a variety of styles by professional performers in this intimate series. Performances last about an hour.