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Tacoma Opera’s Intermezzo Recital Series Presents: Beethoven 250th Anniversary Song Recital by baritone, Ryan Bede, and pianist Asta Vaicekonis.

Tacoma Opera is thrilled to present the fourth installment of our 2020 – 2021 Intermezzo Recital Series. Please enjoy Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Song Recital performed by baritone, Ryan Bede, and pianist, Asta Vaicekonis. For english translations of the Beethoven songs performed, please visit: https://www.tacomaopera.com/beethoven-250th-anniversary-song-recital/

Tacoma Opera Reflections with Noel Koran – 11/10/2020

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 fan-favorite production of Carmen by Georges Bizet. 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/ 

A Frightfully Good Time – Tacoma Opera Intermezzo 2020 – 2021

It is my pleasure to introduce a brand new and extremely talented young artist to the Tacoma Opera Artist roster, Meaghan Heath. 

Meaghan was supposed to play the title role of Iolanthe last season, but we unfortunately had to cancel the production because of the Coronavirus pandemic. But I want to make sure that our Tacoma Opera patrons get to know her, so I invited her to prepare our special Halloween offering for our Intermezzo Recital Series.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy Meaghan’s performance and you can be certain you’ll be seeing more of Meaghan in the future with Tacoma Opera.  Happy Halloween and Enjoy! 

– Noel Koran, Tacoma Opera General Director

Tacoma Opera Reflections with Noel Koran – 10/28/2020

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.

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.