Onstage at the Met
Soprano Audrey Luna '01 won praise this fall singing the part of Ariel in a debut Metropolitan Opera performance of The Tempest in New York's Lincoln Center. Critics admired her "vocal agility, color and power" in a role that is both musically and physically demanding. At various times, she sang while perched on a chandelier, suspended from a large ring, dancing, and head down. "Ms. Luna conquers the role," said The New York Times' Anthony Tomassini. In May, Luna will sing the role of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Fort Worth Opera.
Opera in the spring
ZACH BORICHEVSKY, an up-and-coming American tenor, will sing in the PSU Opera production of Puccini's La Rondine April 26 through May 4 in Lincoln Performance Hall. A former resident artist with the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, (seen here in AVA's Pelléas et Mélisandre) Borichevsky has been performing around the country and in Italy. La Rondine (The Swallow) is a light romantic comedy, but with a compelling Puccini score. The PSU production will be set in 1950s Paris and promises to have lush sets and costumes. For tickets, call the PSU Box Office at 503-725-3307 or visit pdx.edu/boxoffice.
OVERLAY A 19TH CENTURY portrait with intricately drawn waves of visual energy and sound, and enter the spooky world of local artist Anna Fidler MFA '05. Her huge portraits of early Oregonians, both prominent and anonymous, were featured this fall in an exhibit titled Vampires of Oregon at the Portland Art Museum. Her Vampires and Wolf Men series is its own body of work, but all Fidler's art has a haunted quality, which has led to numerous shows in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Tokyo. Fidler received a Laurels scholarship while attending Portland State, and now uses student art interns to help create her large works of art.
DON'T MISS the PSU winter play, The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni scheduled February 28 through March 9 in Lincoln Performance Hall. This classical Italian comedy tells the story of a deceptively zany servant who serves first one, then another master, outwitting them both. Guest director is Portland-based Jessica Wallenfels. For tickets, call the PSU Box Office at 503-725-3307 or visit pdx.edu/boxoffice.
HOP IN THE SADDLE: A GUIDE TO PORTLAND'S CRAFT BEER SCENE, BY BIKE
By Ellee Thalheimer, Lucy Burningham MA '08, and Laura Cary, Into Action Publications, 2012
STARTING FROM ZERO: ONE-ACT PLAYS ABOUT LESBIANS IN LOVE
By Carolyn Gage MA '84, Gage Press, 2012
OVERSOUL: STORIES AND ESSAYS
E-book by Mitchell S. Jackson '99, MA '02, the Collections House, 2012
By Scott Lazenby PhD '09, CreateSpace, 2012
13TH HOUR — TALES FROM LIGHT TO MIDNIGHT
E-book by Tammie Painter '99, Black Rabbit Publishing, 2012
GETTING THERE: WOMEN'S JOURNEYS TO AND THROUGH EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
By Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton EdD '96, Sense Publishers, 2012
A DROP IN THE OCEAN
Music CD by the Portland State Chamber Choir, PSU, 2012
CLOSE IS FINE
By Eliot Treichel, PSU Ooligan Press, 2012
HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES
By William H. York (University Honors faculty), Greenwood, 2012
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