Union Avenue Opera presents 2012 Opera Gala Concert
Join us for an evening of unforgettable opera arias performed by Union Avenue Opera alumni artists, accompanied by the UAO orchestra under the direction of Artistic Director Scott Schoonover, and hosted by Tom Sudholt.
This event was conceived by UAO’s fine orchestra [members of the American Federation of Musicians], and all artists are donating their services for the evening. Our artists are investing in UAO’s future – please support their vision.
The concert will showcase the UAO orchestra onstage and feature the return of Ann Hoyt Wazelle (Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro ’06); Marlissa Hudson (Bess, Porgy and Bess ’07); Andy Papas (Major General, The Pirates of Penzance ’10); Debra Hillabrand (Mrs. Patrick de Rocher, Dead Man Walking ’11); and Jon Garrett (Howard Boucher, Dead Man Walking ’11) alongside artists from UAO’s 2012 season including Courtney Mills (Amelia, Un ballo in maschera); Joy Boland (Freia, Das Rheingold); Marc Schapman (Loge, Das Rheingold); and Clark Sturdevant (Froh, Das Rheingold).
Patron level seating is available for $250 and includes premium seating, reception ticket and $175 tax-deductible donation. Tickets are also available in the reserved sections for $50 and general admission for $35. To purchase tickets call the UAO box office at 314-361-2881 or visit unionavenueopera.org.
A reception with the artists will follow the concert at Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Avenue. Reception tickets are $50 and include a $25 tax-deductible donation (reception tickets are not included in the price of concert ticket except where indicated).