Release date: Nov. 15, 2019

The Music Program at Bossier Parish Community College will present a Guest Artist Series performance featuring the 2019-2020 Shreveport Opera Artists in Residence at 7:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre in Building C on the BPCC campus, 6220 East Texas St, Bossier City, LA.  This Guest Artist Series performance is free and open to the public.

The evening’s Operatizer will feature selections from standard opera repertoire by Rossini, Puccini, and Mozart, and also lighter selections from Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. The “Operatizer” serves as a musical appetizer for those who enjoy opera as well as those who would like to know more about opera, the daily lives of opera performers, and some of the inner workings and history of the art form. A brief question and answer session with the artists will immediately follow the performance.

“The collaboration between the Music Program at BPCC and the Shreveport Opera has been ongoing for years”, says Dr. Gulya Chandler, Music Program Director at BPCC. We are excited about this opportunity for our students and community at large to experience professional level opera and musical theater.

The Shreveport Opera Artists in Residence (also known as SOX – Shreveport Opera Xpress) are Flora Wall, Soprano; Emma Bonanno, Mezzo-soprano; Ryan Daly, Tenor; and Evan Hammond, Baritone.  The Resident Artist accompanist is pianist Ah Young Kim.  The Artists in Residence are featured performers of the current Shreveport Opera season.

For more information on the Guest Artist Series performances or the Music Program at BPCC, contact Dr. Gulya Chandler at 678-6429 or gchandler@bpcc.edu.