Presented by the Lawrence Opera Theatre
Hugo Vera, tenor and with Brad Baker, piano, and soprano, Jen Stephenson
Lawrence Opera Theatre and Lied Center again welcomes
Tenor, Hugo Vera in recital entitled “Music for a While”
Works by Purcell, Haydn, Bellini, Schubert, Bizet, Puccini and others.
Special peak preview of Hugo Vera’s upcoming recording release of vocal works by Sergei Taneye
FREE ADMISSION / Donations gladly accepted.
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About Hugo Vera
A native Texan and KU alum, tenor Hugo Vera is described as possessing a voice that is both “beautiful and brilliant.” Increasingly in demand and a recent addition to The Metropolitan Opera artist roster, Mr. Vera has performed 40 roles and over 35 choral orchestral works with distinguished companies in the US and abroad.
In addition to The Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Vera has sung with New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Glimmerglass Opera, The Minnesota Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Sarasota Opera, Opera North, Aspen Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Spoleto, USA, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Memphis, Nashville Opera, Shreveport Opera, Arizona Opera, Tanglewood Music Festival, Kansas City Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony and Chorus, and Illinois Symphony and Chorus. He founded Lawrence Opera Theatre in 2009 and has acted as Artistic Director since its begining.
About Lawrence Opera Theatre
Now in its eighth season, Lawrence Opera Theatre (LOT) was started to fill the void of opera, operetta and musical theatre performances during the summer season in Lawrence and the surrounding area. The 10-day Festival brings singing professionals, emerging vocal artists and community singers together to perform and gain experience. With only three weeks of rehearsal time, performers put on a fully-staged opera production, opera/operetta scenes, a musical theatre cabaret, and an art song recital. The main part of the festival is performed at Theatre Lawrence, a producing partner of LOT. Other locations featuring performances in town include The Castle Tea Room, Lawrence Public Library and John Brown’s Underground. Recent productions have included Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bizet’s Carmen, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. LOT works with up-and coming directors and designers and has become known for its edgy and thought-provoking productions.
Alumni of Lawrence Opera Theatre have gone on to perform in some of the best opera companies in the country, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and San Francisco Opera.
There is no tuition to be part of Lawrence Opera Theatre. We rely on ticket sales, grant funding and tax-deductible donations. LOT is supported this year in part by a grant from the Transient Guest Tax program of the City of Lawrence. LOT is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization.