1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to secondary navigation
  3. Skip to content
  4. Skip to sidebar


Primary Navigation



News

6442-Malone University Department of Music presents Opera Workshop Recital

6442-October 17, 2012

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present an opera workshop recital Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. The program – conducted by Cynthia Wohlschlager – is free and open to the public. A program follows.

CWCynthia Wohlschlager, mezzo-soprano, is the vocal coordinator at Malone University as well as artistic director of the newly formed opera workshop. Performances have taken Cynthia to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. A native of northeast Ohio, she has performed operas in area schools through Opera Cleveland on Tour and The Akron Concert Society. She was a featured soloist at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy and won an opportunity to sing "Qui la voce" from I Puritani in Graz, Austria under the esteemed conductor Edoardo Müller. This spring, she will perform the mezzo solos in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. Recitals venues include the French Society of Cleveland, the Tuesday Musical Club at the Akron Art Museum, Christmas at Malone, the CIM Women's Committee Recital Series, and the Jefferson Arts Council Concert Series. She has appeared with the Duke Symphony Orchestra in performances of Le Nozze di Figaro and Hansel and Gretel. She is a member of the core ensemble with Opera Cleveland and has been seen in numerous productions at the State Theatre in Playhouse Square.

Cynthia is a recipient of the O.D. Taliferro Opera Scholarship and has won the Max Berman Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance, The Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship Competition and The Dewey and Mary Gilley Memorial Award for Distinguished Opera Performance. Ms. Wohlschlager's operatic performances include the roles of both the Mother and the Witch from Hansel and Gretel, Countess Almaviva from Le Nozze di Figaro, Arminda from La Finta Giardinera, and Angelica from Suor Angelica, among others.   Master class experiences include working with Mirella Freni, John Wustman, Elly Ameling, Warren Jones, and Martin Katz. Cynthia's students have taken Grand Prize of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra Jean L. Petitt Scholarship Competition, first place in the VOCI Scholarship Competition, have been named finalist in the Classical Singer Regional Competition, and have been named semi finalist in the Opera Columbus Irma Cooper Competition and the Orpheus Competition. Students have been accepted into such programs as NISHMI, NY Theatre Institute at Juilliard, Canton Comic Opera, Music Theatre Overtures with Victoria Bussert, and The CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster. Students have sung with Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Cleveland, Emerald City Opera, {Red} an Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Tuscarawas Symphony, and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Crossover students in rock and jazz have had successful CD and music video releases and have gone on international and college music tours. Musical theatre students have performed off-Broadway through the Ice Factory Festival and The Anywhere Festival in Australia, and with many regional venues including The Cleveland Playhouse, Dobama Theatre, North Canton Playhouse, and Cain Park. Students have been accepted to attend Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Boston Conservatory, Florida State, San Francisco Conservatory, Yale, Carnegie Melon, Louisiana State, and Ithaca Conservatory of Music, among others. Cynthia is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda and The National Association of Teachers of Singing. Past appointments include The Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. Cynthia is on the voice faculties of Malone University, The University of Akron, and Sessione per la Musica et l'Arte in Siena, Italy.

Le Nozze di Figaro                              W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Cinque....dieci

Susanna..........................Lucia Veon

Figaro..............................Justin Dye

Via resti servita

Marcellina......................Michelle Wagner

Susanna..........................Lucia Veon

The Elixir of Love                               G. Donizetti (1797-1848)

Act 2, scene 4 and 5

Gianetta........................Hannah Adler

Nemorino.....................Darius McBride

Women's chorus.........All women

The Magic Flute                                   W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Pa-pa-pa

Papagena.....................Lucia Veon

Papageno.....................Derek Bates

Wuthering Heights                              B. Hermann (1911-1975)

I Have Dreamt

Cathy.............................Hannah Miller

Nelly..............................Mary Hanson

The Mikado                                          A. Sullivan (1842-1900)

Three Little Maids from School

Yum yum.......................Hannah Adler

Peep-bo.........................Mary Hanson

Pitty-sing.......................Anna McAnallen

Der Rosenkavalier                              R. Strauss (1864-1949)

Hab' mir's gelobt

Marschallin...................Laurel Weir

Octavian........................Hannah Miller

Sophie............................Laura Haynam

Candide                                                 L. Bernstein (1918-1990)

Make Our Garden Grow

Candide............................Derek Bates

Cunégonde.......................Laura Haynam

Entire Cast

Joined by Malone Chamber Choir, Dr. David Donelson

Artistic Director: Cynthia Wohlschlager

Collaborative pianists: Patrick Wickliffe, Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


Categories: choralvocal



OmniUpdate