General and Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke, Scott Williamson, and his wife, Amy Cofield-Williamson, acclaimed soprano, return to The Glebe at Daleville for a special program on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The program “Operatic Adventures” features arias and duets from a variety of adventure tales from the stages of opera and musical theatre. The program is free and open to the public.
An acclaimed tenor, Scott Williamson is a past winner of the Center for Contemporary Opera’s competition and was featured in a solo recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He has appeared with several operatic companies including Tulsa Opera, Sarasota Opera, Bronx Opera, and in Britain with the New Kent Opera Festival, among many others. In concert, he has sung with the Washington Bach Consort, Virginia Symphony, Maryland Symphony, The National Chorale, and the Orchestra of the 17th century. He has been Opera Roanoke’s Artistic Director since the 2010-2011 season, the organization’s 35th anniversary.
Soprano Amy Cofield-Williamson has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S. and in Europe. Highly regarded for her technical facility, her beauty of interpretation and an arresting presence, Amy was a regional finalist in the MET National Council Auditions at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and has been praised by the New York Times for her lovely, rich tone.
Opera Roanoke’s next production is Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” on April 26 and 28. See their website www.operaroanoke.org for details and to purchase tickets.
For additional program information, contact the Event Line at The Glebe, at (540) 591-2111 or email at GlebeActs@vbh.org. Please include the event name in your subject line.
Submitted by Susan Mason