Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ode to the Great Operas and Operettas at Saddleback College

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Mission Viejo, CA. The Saddleback Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Branden Muresan, and the College Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing, will perform Sailing the High C’s on Saturday, May 12th at 2 and 8 pm in the McKinney Theatre in a salute to Opera’s most recognizable and popular arias and choruses from Carmen, La Traviata, Lakme, La Boheme, and music by Gilbert and Sullivan.  An aria is an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment.

Lisa Algozzini

The chorus and orchestra will be joined by talented soloists from Saddleback College’s Vocal Performance majors as well as former students and professional sopranos Lisa Algozzini and Rhea D’Aliesio Campbell.

Tickets are $20 general and $18 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (noon to 4, Tuesday through Saturday) to order your tickets or online at

With a long tradition of excellence in music, the Saddleback College Vocal Program continues building on that tradition with the very finest in both standard vocal repertoire and the music of the cutting edge. The three primary choirs on campus include the Community Chorale, Concert Choir, and Women’s Camerata, which perform many concerts around the area throughout the school year. Membership is open in all three ensembles with the successful completion of a vocal placement interview at the beginning of each semester. In addition to beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level vocal classes, Saddleback College offers private voice lessons to a select few vocalists who are planning on pursuing degrees in vocal performance at the University or Conservatory level. Past students in the Applied Music program have been accepted to prestigious music schools across the country. In addition, Saddleback College is proud to be one of a handful of community colleges in the state which offer its students the opportunity to perform in operas and opera scenes each semester.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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