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Opera Practicum Performance

Tuesday, November 19th 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Description

Join us on Tuesday, November 19th for the Opera Practicum Performance recital! The recital will take place in Kemp Recital Hall at Illinois State University.

The program will include the following:

Three American Operas:
Virgil Thomson’s Capital Capitals
Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge
Ned Rorem’s Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters

Virgil Thomson’s Capital Capitals, 1927 (libretto by Gertrude Stein) First Capital, tenor Leo Wang
Second Capital, tenor Zachary Bodnar
Third Capital, baritone Dominic Regner
Fourth Capital, bass Nathan Anton

Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, 1959 (libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti)
David, baritone Jonathan Groebe
Geraldine, soprano Jessica Bella
Bill, tenor Leo Wang
Sally, mezzo-soprano Lottie Heckman

*Mikayla Mindiola (Understudy)

Ned Rorem’s Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters, 1968 (libretto by Stein)
Jenny, soprano Ivana Popovic
Helen, soprano Jessica Bella
Ellen, mezzo-soprano Kenzie Ahlman

*Mikayla Mindiola (Understudy)

Samuel, tenor Riley Nahlik
Sylvester, baritone Devin Jackson

Directed by Britannia Howe
Conductors: Camilo Tellez and Aaron Gomez

Pianists: Anna Chen, Jean Lee, and Grace Eom


For additional information contact Dr. Justin Vickers (309)438-8855

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


School of Music
(309) 438-7631


Kemp Recital Hall
401 S. School Street
Normal, IL