El Camino College to Present Annual “Opera Workshop”
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El Camino College to Present Annual “Opera Workshop”

Several opera favorites and other selections will be highlighted in the popular El Camino College “Opera Workshop” scheduled for 8 p.m. June 7 in the Campus Theatre. 

Titled “Bernstein at 100,” the workshop will present a tribute to the late Leonard Bernstein, an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist widely known for “West Side Story.” El Camino College’s top vocal students will perform selections from “Trouble in Tahiti,” “On the Town,” and the venerable “West Side Story,” among others. 

The spring finale is directed by ECC faculty member Kevin Blickfeldt, also an accomplished performer and vocal instructor. Manuel Arellano and Kenner Bailey will provide piano accompaniment. 

Founded in 2004 by the late Hedley Nosworthy, longtime ECC music professor, the Opera Workshop regularly features scenes from popular operas, oratorios and musicals, which students have researched and rehearsed to develop musical, vocal and dramatic skills. Students audition for the class and learn to master the ability to sing complex operatic works in English, Italian, French and German. 

Tickets for the performance are $10 and may be purchased online at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The Campus Theatre is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

June 1, 2018