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Gondek voice studio students–summer activities

July 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Professor Juliana Gondek has shared some news about some of her students’ activities (and alumni) this summer:

“Here’s some summer news about some of my students:

UCLA Voice alumna Khori Dastoor is singing the role of “Mabel” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR.
This production is being conducted by UCLA alumnus Gary Busby. Following these performances, she travels to Switzerland to sing the title role in “Lucia di Lammermoor” with Lucerne Opera.

UCLA Voice alumna Peabody Southwell is singing two roles at Central City Opera Festival in Colorado this summer: Zita in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and Anna 1 in Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins”

UCLA Voice alumna Jacqueline Bezek recently performed the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with Seattle Opera’s Young Artists in a new production directed by Peter Kazaras.

UCLA Voice alumna Rebecca Sjowall performed as “The Hollywood Starlet” with the band Sparks in “The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman” at the Ford Amphitheater for the Los Angeles Film Festival.

UCLA Voice alumna Angel Blue is reprising her performances as Clara in “Porgy and Bess” with San Francisco Opera.

UCLA Extension student Jesus Leon is singing the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s “Tosca” on tour in England.

Several UCLA Voice students – alumni, current, and incoming students – are studying and performing at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival this year. Mezzos Rachel Evans and Rachel Rubinstein, baritones Terrence Jegaraj and Ben Lowe, and soprano Susanna Lucarelli are performing in productions of Monteverdi’s “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”.

2011 UCLA MM graduate, mezzo Lauren Edwards, is in Baden, Austria (near Vienna) this summer, attending the Schubert Institute’s German Lieder Master Classes. Lauren was selected as one of only 15 singers worldwide to participate in this prestigious program. She and her collaborator, UCLA pianist Christopher Lade, have prepared more than 25 new pieces of music to perform in classes led by renowned art song interpreters, incl. Elly Ameling, Irwin Gage, Roger Vignoles, and Barbara Bonney. ”

Congratulations and good luck to all of you in your summer pursuits!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • bruinsalum98 // Jul 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Wow, it sounds like all the UCLA voice alums are going to have a busy summer! Wish I could catch the performance of The Pirates of Penzance. I am sure all of the performances will go well! Good luck all!

  • afzam // Dec 5, 2011 at 1:36 am

    music is always make life better. I like musics.