Posted by Joel Keefer on Aug 02, 2018
Pictured L-R; Jim Smith, Katy Domyan, Brandon Bell and Carol Rausch
The club was once again blessed with the talents and amazing performances of several members of the Chautauqua Opera Company. Carol Rausch, a great friend of the club, was welcomed by Jim Smith. Carol brought Katy Domyan and Brandon Bell with her to sing at today's meeting.
Carol first presented to the Club in 1999, and this is her 20th consecutive visit with us!
The Chautauqua Opera is the oldest continuing summer opera in the United States, having been founded in 1929 along with the Chautauqua Symphony. This year, they are into their 89th season. Since 1985, Carol has served as Chorus Master/Music Administrator overseeing the musical components of the company and the Young Artists Program. 
Carol's home is New Orleans, where she is the Chorus Master/Music Administrator for New Orleans Opera Association. Carol heads the Opera Department at Loyola University, where she has prepared and conducted numerous opera productions.  She also remains active as a recital pianist, which she put on full display today while playing for Chelsea, Eric and Helen.
Thank you so much to Carol, Brandon and Katy for taking time out of their busy schedules to wow us with their talents!