September 30, 2023

Operafest Brings Opera to UMW, 6/22-6/23

The University of Mary Washington will host its 13th annual Operafest on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The performances are free and open to the public.

Operafest, directed by UMW voice instructors Kathy Ahearn and Jane Tavernier, is the culmination of an intensive five-week course. The 12 performers auditioned for the course in April and have rehearsed six hours per week since mid-May in preparation for the performances.

The program will include scenes from Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Don Pasquale,” Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” Mozart’s “The Abduction of the Seraglio,” Puccini’s “La Rondine” and Lehar’s “The Merry Widow.”

For more information about Operafest, contact the Department of Music at (540) 654-1012.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.