Posted by Sue Jones on Aug 02, 2019
 
Today’s Program was from the Opera Department of Chautauqua Institution. Dear friend Carol Rausch returned for the 21st time to accompany two young opera performers.
 
Carol has served as Music Administrator/Chorus Master, overseeing the musical components of the company and the Young Artist Program. She holds degrees from Indiana University and The Ohio State University and pursued a year of study at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels, Belgium, as a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow. She is also the Chorus Master/Music Administrator for the New Orleans Opera.
 
Performing today were: Kaitlyn “Kate Stavinoha, Soprano from the Houston Opera Company and Sidney Ragland, tenor from the San Francisco Conservatory.
 
Most recently they have performed in the three opera trilogy at Chautauqua and will be seen at the Pops Concert in the Amphitheatre on Saturday.
 
Kaitlyn performed “Monica’s Waltz” from an American opera and Sidney performed 3 songs from poems of Langston Hughes and the duo finished with a beautiful duet from an American opera written in 1946.
 
These performers are so talented and we were so fortunate to have them share their talent with us.
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