Madeira choral teacher Ms. Fetrow performed a solo at Carnegie Hall in September. She was invited to sing at the prestigious theater because she is an alumna of an operatic training workshop and performance series "Angels Vocal Art." Ms. Fetrow sang the roles of Gilda, Frasquita, and Adina in scenes from Verdi’s Rigoletto, Bizet’s Carmen and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, during this year's An Evening of Opera.
“I found this experience particularly rewarding because there were four days of intensive rehearsals leading up to the performance as well as the opportunity to learn more about marketing and producing a concert at Carnegie Hall," reflected Ms. Fetrow. "I am grateful for the Madeira community’s support of my performing at this treasured venue, and have enjoyed sharing the experience with interested students, faculty and staff. I look forward to supporting other members of our community that have an interest in opera and musical theater and the links between the two.”
There is also a connection between the Carnegie Hall performance and Madeira’s musical this spring, Pirates of Penzance.
“Many of the scenes and musical moments in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates are parodies of their operatic cousins in the music of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, and Donizetti, which I sang in this concert," explained Ms. Fetrow. "I look forward to sharing my personal insights with students from my performance and study of the music, and exploring and integrating the theme of parody in contemporary musical culture as well.”
Congratulations Ms. Fetrow!
Angels Vocal Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating and developing the skills of up-and-coming opera singers by offering them advanced training, career guidance, and performance opportunities.