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Local vocalist to give recital

By Staff | Apr 4, 2018

HUGHESVILLE – Sara Scott, former Hughesville resident and voice professor at Lycoming College, will participate in the OperaWorks’ 2018 Advanced Artists Program. According to OperaWorks letter, “Sara was chosen because she demonstrated an exceptional talent and potential for a successful performance career.”

One of 26 selected for the four-week program, Sara will host a preparatory recital on Sunday afternoon, April 8 at 3 p.m. in the college’s Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

At the concert, a free-will offering will be accepted to help defray travel, lodging and living expenses. The month long workshop in scheduled for July. According to Ann Baltz, OperaWorks founder and artistic director. “No other program offers this kind of comprehensive professional development.”

The organization prepares artists for the 21st Century. OperaWorks notes that, “No longer is it enough to stand on stage in a period costume and sing beautifully. Opera is now broadcast in movie theaters, online and in multimedia productions where every facial expression, every subtle move of the body, every nuance is on larger-than-life display.”

Founded in 1987, OperaWorks has generated alumni who have been heard at the MET to Deutsche Oper Berlin, to the Broadway stage, to the Grammy Awards.

The nurturing process has resulted in integrating vocalists in their unique vocal, physical and creative talents into confident, focused and dynamic performers. OperaWorks is lauded as providing an incomparable experience that will last a lifetime.

Sara also sings with the choir at Hughesville’s Beacon United Methodist Church where husband Brian Scott serves as director.