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Opera company holds first formal concert

Express Staff Writer

The fledgling Sun Valley Opera Company will hold its first formal concert this Sunday, 8 p.m., at the St. Thomas Church in Sun Valley. Three world renowned opera singers, and a pianist, will perform songs from a program titled "From the Met to Broadway."

Susan Gundunas will perform Sunday, 8 p.m., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley. Photo by Lisa Kohler

Company founders Frank Meyer and Floyd McCracken encourage people to prepare for Valentine’s Day by indulging in the sound of world class singers belting out some of the most beloved love songs.

The first half of the program features songs from "La Traviata," "Romeo & Juliet," "Merry Widow," "Rigoletto," and "Don Pasquale."

After an intermission the second half features a mix of opera and Broadway tunes, such as "Maria" from "West Side Story," "If Ever I Would Leave You" from "Camelot" and "A Real Fine Clambake" from "Carousel."

Singer Susan Gundunas, a soprano from San Francisco, made her name in the opera world by singing Carlotta in a year long production of "Phantom of the Opera," in Hamburg, Germany. She has also sung with Opera Idaho, Rimrock Opera in Billings, Mont., Nevada Opera, and Opera San Jose, among many appearances.

Robert McPherson, a tenor, has appeared with Opera Idaho, Dallas Opera, Spokane Opera, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Opera Illinois, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Carmel Bach Music Festival and the New York’s Henry Street Opera Company.

Accompanying them on piano is Vivian Lu, who has played all over the world, including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Music Center, Carnegie Hall, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, and with the Boys’ Choir of Harlem. She is currently associated with University of Southern California.

Tickets cost $25 for adults and $12 for students under 18. They are available at Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum. For further information, call 726-6446.


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