Peabody Opera Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice
Registration Fee: FREE (online sign-up required)
About Peabody Opera Theatre
Peabody Opera Theatre’s (POT) mission is to define the future of opera from two angles: provide training of the whole opera artist, and provide our community with socially aware productions of significant repertoire, standard and contemporary.
Opera students, professors, and musicians from POT are now busy preparing for a November 2019 production of Pride and Prejudice, an opera by Kirke Mechem, based on the novel by Jane Austen. This will be performed at the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at the Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory, under the stage direction of Samuel Mungo, and accompanied by the Peabody Opera Theatre Orchestra conducted by Joseph Young.
During this special presentation for the Sage Academy for Lifelong Learning at Goucher College, attendees will be treated to several pieces from the opera performed by POT opera artists, accompanied on piano by Musical Director JoAnn Kulesza. For further enjoyment, context will be provided by POT professor Samuel Mungo and Goucher professor Juliette Wells.
About Samuel Mungo, DMA
Dr. Samuel Mungo has been involved in opera as a director, singer, and teacher for more than 30 years, and currently serves as the Associate Professor and Managing Director of the Peabody Opera Theatre. He has fostered an international reputation as an opera pedagogue, particularly for his skill adding strong acting technique to singers’ vocal skills to create a true opera theater. He received his doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his master’s in vocal performance with honors from the New England Conservatory. He also holds an artist’s diploma from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.
His performing credits include Don Giovanni for Minnesota Opera, Augusta Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater; Falke in Die Fledermaus for Vancouver Opera and Utah Opera; Opera Theater of St. Louis as Junius in The Rape of Lucretia; Pasha in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Opera Colorado; and Danilo in Merry Widow for Sacramento Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, and Knoxville Opera. Making his Carnegie Hall debut with Milos Bok’s Missa Solemnis, he has sung with the St. Louis Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Utah Symphony, and Orquestra Filarmonica di Lima among others in such music as Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Requiems of Mozart and Brahms, and Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette.
For details on the November performance schedule at Peabody: https://peabody.jhu.edu/events