Ava Borelli spoke with Maestro John DeMain, who will conduct Madison Opera’s performance at this weekend’s Opera in the Park event. UPDATE: The event has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 24. According to Andrew Rogers, Marketing Manager: “For the safety and health of everyone involved, based on the current forecast of severe storms this afternoon and evening, we are rescheduling Opera in the Park to tomorrow, Sunday, July 24 at 8pm in Garner Park. Tomorrow’s forecast is much more pleasant. We look forward to seeing you in the park!
In this interview Maestro DeMain discusses the performance repertoire, which features a traditional first half with more recent composers and musical theater arias during the second half. The program features soprano Vanessa Becerra, mezzo-soprano Margaret Gawrysiak, tenor Limmie Pulliam and baritone Michael Adams, along with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra. This is Opera in the Park’s first production including a full orchestra and chorus since the pandemic began.
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