USD Opera to Perform Regional Outdoor Concerts
The concerts will feature singers of USD Opera and a USD chamber orchestra conducted by Luis Viquez, D.M.A., assistant professor of clarinet and director of orchestras. Vocal direction is led by Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A., professor of voice/opera and the Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Endowed Chair.
They will perform fan-favorite arias and duets, including works by Puccini, Mozart, Gounod, Leoncavallo and many more.
Friday, April 30
- USD campus between Slagle Hall and Old Main, 12-1 p.m.
- Downtown Vermillion on the Platz, corner of Main and Market St., 5-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 1
- Levitt at the Falls, 504 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, 12-1 p.m.
- McKennan Park Bandshell, 1400 S. 3rd Ave., Sioux Falls, 3-4 p.m.
Sunday, May 2
- Riverside Park Amphitheater, 200 Levee St., Yankton, 2-3 p.m.
- Denisse Balandran, sophomore vocal performance; Storm Lake, Iowa
- Rachel Bozonie, sophomore music education and cello performance; Storm Lake, Iowa
- Adam Lange, junior vocal performance; Yankton, South Dakota
- Margaret Meierhenry, sophomore musical arts and political science; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Lauren Paul, graduate vocal performance and music history; Evansville, Wisconsin
- Elisabeth Peirce, freshman vocal performance and music education; Elk Point, South Dakota
- Katelyn Privett, freshman music education; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Michaela Rabideau, graduate vocal performance; Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Brian Shirley, freshman musical arts and business administration; Rapid City, South Dakota
Concerts are free and open to the public. Masks are requested.
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Tracelyn Gesteland, DMA, professor of voice/opera and the Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Endowed Chair, was awarded an honorable mention from The American Prize in Opera Stage Direction for her work with USD Opera's “The Consul” by Gian-Carlo Menotti.