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Wed, Mar 01


The Penrose House (Carriage House)

Women Composers in Vocal Music

Featuring Sopranos Julie Silver Campbell and Solveig Olsen with songs and commentary. Includes assorted beverages and snacks pre concert. Program Sponsors: Dr. Gordon and Linda Silver, Elizabeth Bond, and Karen and Michael McDivitt

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Women Composers in Vocal Music
Women Composers in Vocal Music

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Penrose House (Carriage House), 1661 Mesa Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80906


About the event

March 1, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Women Composers in Vocal Music at The Penrose House in The Carriage House, 1661 Mesa Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

The program will feature Julie Silver Campbell, soprano, from Opera on Tap and Solveig Olsen, soprano, with songs

and commentary, Women Composers in Vocal Music. There will be assorted beverages and snacks available pre concert.

Program Sponsors: Dr. Gordon and Linda Silver, Elizabeth Bond, and Karen and Michael McDivitt

About Julie Silver Campbell

Ms. Silver Campbell is a Soprano from Colorado Springs, CO. She received her Masters from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She currently studies voice with Ms. Andrea DelGiudice of New York City, and assists in running the Colorado chapter of Opera on Tap, performing opera in unusual places, making opera accessible to people who have never heard it before.

Julie continues to sing with her local Opera on Tap (OOTCO) chapter in Denver, CO.   Currently, she is working on creating a new opera called Atlas of the Remote Islands, composed by Natahn Hall, with her Opera on Tap, Colorado co managers, Jerome Sibulo and Margaret Siegrist, after receiving a grant from the Denver Foundation's Arts Affinity Group and Ms . Marcia Ragonetti.  In the summer of 2022, Julie traveled to Narni Italy and performed the "Sorceress" in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas and a world premier of a companion opera to Dido and Aeneas called &Aeterna. In 2020 and 2021, Juliec created a project with her partner, Eve Orenstein, called SEE/HEAR, Illuminated Stories in Song, funded by the Lafayette Arts Council.  The unique project used the works of Nkeiru Okoye, Robert Owens, Ernesto Cordero and Richard Strauss, five local singers and four video artists from across the country.  The project was live streamed on December 13th from the Broomfield Auditorium and the digital album is now live on YouTube.

In the summer of 2019, Julie sang the role of Agathe in a newly conceived production of Der Freischutz, produced by Opera on Tap Colorado.  Julie also participated in the Utah Vocal Arts Dramatic Voices Program in Orem, Utah singing scenes from Tosca and Die Walküre.  She also sang in master classes for Deborah Voigt, Peter Randsman and Allan Glassman.  During the summer of 2018, in collaboration with  OOT, Julie helped to create a program of three literature and opera shows for the Lafayette Public Library System, called Literature Out Loud.. In the Summer of 2017, Julie traveled to Narni, Italy where she served as the Soprano soloist for Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and the Beethoven's Choral Fantasy.  She also sang the soprano solo in the Mozart Spazenmesse on Italy's prime time TV Network RAI Uno.  She also covered the title role in Suor Angelica. In 2016 for the Narni Program,  she performed the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, working with renowned Italian actress and director, Maria Rosaria Omaggio. She has also studied with renowned Italian Director, Mr. Paolo Baioco.  She performed in a newly created opera by Mr. Baiocco, with several colleagues at Opera America.   Past roles include; Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas),  Sorceress (&Aeterna), Agatha (Der Freischütz) The Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Donna Elvira (Cover) (Don Giovanni), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Marmie (Little Women), , Nella and Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Gertrude (Hansel and Gretal), The Newspaper Woman (Breasts of Tieresias).

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