Opera Bend and COCC’s Department of Fine Arts and Communication present Duo Castro-Esquivel in a piano and vocal concert of songs by Granados, de Falla, Penella and Albeniz on March 21.
The duo is comprised of Dr. Karen Esquivel, contralto and Director of Opera at the University of Oregon and Gustavo Castro, pianist and instructor at University of Central Missouri. This is the first in the 2014 series of offerings by Opera Bend, a nonprofit performing arts organization bringing opera back to Bend and Central Oregon.
Next up is Spring term, beginning on March 31, when the Opera Bend Scenes Production will begin at COCC. This may be taken as a one credit class or audited. Singers ages 16 and above are encouraged to inquire about this production which will feature musical theatre and opera scenes, fully staged and costumed. Special Guest Teaching Artist David Malis, baritone, who appeared in principal roles for 12 years on the Metropolitan Opera stage, will coach students at the end of May, prior to the performance.
Malis continues to perform internationally and is a professor in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He loves working with singers of all ages in musical theatre, classical and opera.
7pm Friday, March 21
Pinckney Center for the Arts
$6 student/$12 adult
Available online or at the door