Music, Theatre, and Dance: Performances and Events

Marywood Summer Concert Series: “Opera Under the Stars”

Jul 14 (Sun), 6:30PM

Calabro Delfino Amphitheatre

Free admission
Jennifer Cowgill, associate professor of voice at Marywood University will be joined by lyric tenor, Clifford Bechtel, and Todd Ranney, associate professor of voice and opera at Mansfield University. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center.

“Opera Under the Stars” will be performed on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Jennifer Cowgill, associate professor of voice at Marywood University will be joined by lyric tenor, Clifford Bechtel, and Todd Ranney, associate professor of voice and opera at Mansfield University. Clifford Bechtel appears regularly in the United States and in Europe. He was a featured artist at the International Malta Arts Festival, and he has appeared as a soloist with opera companies and orchestras in the United States. These include Opera Seabrook, Delphi Opera, Pennsylvania Lyric Opera, Peabody Opera, Maryland Concert Opera, ConcertOPERA Philadelphia, Opera Lancaster, Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Peabody Concert Orchestra, Oxford Summer Institutes Festival Orchestra, Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, and Pottstown Symphony Orchestra. Todd Ranney, Baritone, has developed an annual operatic production featuring a full-length production over eight years at Mansfield University, including The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, The Tenderland, The Pirates of Penzance, Gianni Schicchi/Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Consul, and Die Fledermaus. During his operatic career, he has performed in more than 100 productions throughout the Midwest and has been a featured soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, having appeared with Barbara Bonney, Felicity Lott, Susanne Mentzer, Wendy White, Leonard Slatkin, and Jahja Ling. He has sung with the Symphony Orchestras of Dayton, Akron, Lakeside, and Wooster, as well as the Cleveland Pops. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center.