Italian Opera comes to Johnson & Barre in October
The Vermont Philharmonic, conducted by Lou Kosma, will present "The Sounds of Italian Opera and More" on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:00 pm at Dibden Auditorium at Johnson State College and Sunday, Oct.20 at 2 pm at the Barre Opera House. The program will feature soprano Cheyanne Coss, the 2013 Bel Canto Institute Orchestral Award Winner. Other program highlights will be Ottorino Respighi's "The Pines of Rome," performed by the orchestra, and the Vermont Philharmonic Chorus performing choruses from the operas "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "I Pagliacci," as well as a sacred text setting by opera composer Gioacchino Rossini. To purchase advance tickets please visit the VP website (www.vermontphilharmonic.org) and follow the link. Or call the Barre Opera House at (802) 476-8188. Ticket prices are $15, $12 for seniors and $5 for students and can also be purchased at the door.