Wading Home: An Opera of New Orleans
6/06/2018 - 7/06/2018
19:30 to 21:30
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, an opera dramatizing one New Orleans family’s experience of the tragedy was written by Rosalyn Story and set to music by composer Mary Alice Rich. Wading Home is the story of a young musician’s struggle to find his missing father in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Barbara Hill Moore is the driving force behind the staging of Wading Home. Professor Hill Moore has enjoyed a distinguished career as a teacher and an artist for more than 50 years while performing in concert, oratorio and in opera, throughout America, Europe and Asia.
Professor Hill Moore holds degrees from Lincoln University, and the University of Illinois. She is the president and founder of the Bruce Foote Memorial Scholarship Foundation, in support of young opera singers. Since 2001, the Foote Foundation have given bursaries and VISA support to 18 South African singers for graduate study at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
This project is an ideal vehicle to promote internationalization at the University of Pretoria (UP), as students from the UP Classical Voice programme will be forming part of the chorus for the operas South African Tour. The opera will be directed by Professor Barbara Hill Moore and will consist of soloists and chorus members from the Southern Methodist University.
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