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As information from our section leaders becomes available for upcoming performances, we will update this page.

At Eastman School of Music

Launching the Eastman Opera Theater season, Here Be Sirens (Suite) and Proving Up will be presented as a double-bill in Kilbourn Hall (November 4-7), directed by Lindsay Baker, Instructor of Opera of Eastman Opera Theatre. Baker describes the double bill of works by contemporary American female composers as “some of the best of what’s new in opera today. In Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens (Suite) (2014), three mythological Sirens lure sailors to their doom through song. Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up (2018) tells of one family’s attempt to fulfill the American Dream by homesteading land in 1860s Nebraska.” Both works have haunting, unique sound worlds, Baker explains: “In the Sirens Suite, the singers accompany themselves on a prepared piano, and the chamber orchestra of Proving Up features harmonicas and seven acoustic guitars.”

Ella Torres, soprano

Ella is singing in an all-Dowland lute recital with DMA student João Roane on Friday, October 29 at 2 PM in Hatch Recital Hall. It will be livestreamed at this link. It is also free and open to the public for in-person (masked) attendance.

Ella will also perform in the upcoming opera, Here Be Sirens (Suite) and Proving Up, presented as a double-bill in Kilbourn Hall. Ella will perform on Friday, November 5 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 7 at 2 PM. Tickets are $20 and all seating is general. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.esm.rochester.edu/theatre/events/here-be-sirens-proving-up/. The livestream link is forthcoming. Check the Diaspora Times for details as they become known.

See above for more details about the show.

Lauren Case, soprano (our alto section leader)

This winter Lauren will appear in Eastman Opera Theatre’s production of La Calisto, playing the role of Echo.  More details to follow.

Andrew (Drew) Miller, tenor

John (Jack) O’Leary, baritone (our bass section leader)