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African American Spirituals – Tacoma Opera Intermezzo 2020 – 2021

Please enjoy Tacoma Opera’s second installment of our 2020 – 2021 Intermezzo Recital Series, as soprano Ellaina Lewis sings a series of African American Spirituals. These historic and heartfelt spiritual songs all stem from one of the darkest periods in American history, the period of slavery, but they also embody the amazing resilience, faith, and hope African Americans had for the future. The songs are truly remarkable. We hope that you enjoy this beautiful performance by Ellaina Lewis, accompanied by pianist, Sheila Bristow.

Tacoma Opera Reflections with Noel Koran – 09/30/2020

Enjoy the newest video from our informational series featuring Tacoma Opera’s General Director, Noel Koran, discussing some of Tacoma Opera’s past productions and favorite moments! In this video, we take a look back at Tacoma Opera’s production of The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. We ask you to please consider making a tax-deductible donation below to help us keep opera and the performing arts alive and well within our community. Make a donation here: http://www.tacomaopera.com/donate/

The Drunken Tenor – Tacoma Opera

Tacoma Opera is thrilled to present The Drunken Tenor! Please enjoy this virtual performance featuring popular favorites by Bizet and Verdi, a little bit of Schubert, and several surprises – shaken, not stirred. Internationally renowned tenor, Rob McPherson, accompanied by pianist, David McDade, demystify classical music with a tongue-in-cheek online performance that is sure to make you smile! If you enjoyed this online performance, we ask that you please consider making a donation to help support Tacoma Opera, and keep the performing arts alive and well in Tacoma. www.tacomaopera.com/donate

Tacoma Opera Reflections with Noel Koran – 09/03/2020

Enjoy the newest video from our educational series featuring Tacoma Opera’s General Director, Noel Koran, discussing some of Tacoma Opera’s past productions and favorite moments! In this video, we take a look back on one of Tacoma Opera’s edgiest productions, The Threepenny Opera. We ask you to please consider making a tax-deductible donation below to help us keep opera and the performing arts alive and well within our community. Make a donation here: http://www.tacomaopera.com/donate/

Tacoma Opera Reflections With Noel Koran – 07/17/2020

Enjoy the newest video from our educational series featuring Tacoma Opera’s General Director, Noel Koran, discussing some of Tacoma Opera’s past productions and favorite moments! Please note that Tacoma Opera’s 2020 – 2021 season has been suspended and that this video was filmed prior to that decision. In this video, we take a look back on an incredible performance by Tacoma Opera singer, Brendan Tuohy! We ask you to please consider making a tax-deductible donation below to help us keep opera and the performing arts alive and well within our community.