Opera Summer Program in Salzburg
Opera Summer Program in Salzburg

Baritone Sam Chiba and Soprano Claire Pegram singing a duet in Mozart's Opera Le Nozze di Figaro

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Opera Summer Program in Salzburg
Opera Summer Program in Salzburg

Soprano Elise Leung sings an aria from Mozart's Opera Don Giovanni

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Opera Summer Program in Salzburg
Opera Summer Program in Salzburg

Soprano Jane Pappas sings an aria from Mozart's Opera La Clemenza di Tito

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Opera Summer Program in Salzburg
Opera Summer Program in Salzburg

Baritone Sam Chiba and Soprano Claire Pegram singing a duet in Mozart's Opera Le Nozze di Figaro

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Elgin, Texas 2022
July 16 - August 15 
Faculty

Voice and Stage Direction

William Lewis, Tenor and Stage Director

FAVA President William Lewis was a heralded leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1957 to 1992. Renowned internationally at Teatro alla Scala, Milano; Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; Vienna Staatsoper; Hamburg Staatsoper; Opera de Paris; San Francisco Opera; and the festivals at: Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto Italy, Spoleto USA, Wexford, Ireland and Amsterdam.

 

He is a distinguished professor of the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas and the president of FAVA.

William Lewis was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.

 

For more information, please visit WILLIAMLEWISTENOR.NET

Voice and Interpretation

Jill Grove, Mezzo-soprano

American Mezzo-soprano Jill Grove has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Minnesota Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Canadian National Opera.

In Europe she is renowned, performing at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Welsh National Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, and Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

She is a member if the voice faculty at the University to Texas.

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Pianists

TBA

Dance/Movement

Pedro Paulo Rosa

French dancer-choreographer, of Brazilian origin.

Pedro initiated his dancing in Brazil with ballet. He then specialized in contemporary dance, Afro-Brazilian dance and Capoeira. He now specializes in Maracatu, a Brazilian traditional dance.

 

He currently lives in Texas, where he is doing research on the body, the mind and our natural surroundings to seek general well-being.

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