Opera SB Workshop at the Music Department

Yesterday, Opera Santa Barbara treated students and community members to a free vocal masterclass, featuring members of Chrisman Studio Artist program led by Layna Chianakas, (director of this weekend’s production) and accompanied by Tim Accurso (principal pianist and administrator of OSB)

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Each of the nine professional singers performed an aria, and Chianakas worked through elements of their performances, including acting, staging, movement and vocal production.

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The youngest member of the group that performed was Cambria Metzinger, a graduate of SBCC in Music. It was amazing for our students to meet someone who is just beginning her career in music performance. She will return in November to do a lecture demonstration for the vocal classes.

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Pictured here, John Douglas, Layna Chianakas, Cambria Metzinger, Timothy Accurso, Nathan Kreitzer.

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