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Congratulations: ...To former YSU vocal student Amanda Beagle on her win as Miss Ohio and for her very diligent try at Miss America. Amanda brought great pride to her family, community, and the State of Ohio. Of course, Amanda’s talent portion was a show of her beautiful voice.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Following the success of last year’s Il Trovatore, The Valley Lyrical presented Mascagni’s masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry)... (More Information...)
Opera can be fun! A cultural resource for the classroom is being assembled and will be available for use by teachers in the area schools. This “Cultural Suitcase” will contain CDs with opera highlights... (More Information...)
I Pagliacci: According to National Public Radio, opera is on the rise in our nation with new regional companies being created on a regular basis. The newly-formed Opera Western Reserve is one of the most recent to be included in those ranks... (More Information...)
Saying Goodbye: The Youngstown Opera Guild regrets having to inform its membership of the "retirement" of Valentino DeVito as Director of Excursions. Val has done a wonderful job of arranging for the Guild to travel to Pittsburgh and Cleveland to see many operas over the years. For this; we are eternally grateful. Val has asked that we find someone else to carry on the duties of this time-consuming project.
David Venerose has agreed to begin to take on this responsibility with the next opera which should be sometime around February, 2005. We will have more information on location and ticket prices in the future.
Again, we wish to thank Val for all of his hard work.
an update on some of our former students: