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SAS Wagner Opera Gala honoring Dramatic Soprano Luana DeVol
Sunday June 2 at 3:00pm.
Christ and St. Stephen's Church NYC.

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"The pianist was amazing with the singers one better than others, I hope they will have more performances like that, really appreciated by me and my friends."

"For a person who does not want to sit through hours of full length Wagner operas, this Gala provided attendees with a group of exerpts from Wagner's various operas performed by gifted singers.”

On Sunday, June 2 at 3:00pm at Christ and St. Stephen's Church 120 W 69th St, SAS Performing Arts Concert Opera presented an unforgettable afternoon of music by composer Richard Wagner and celebrated one of its foremost interpreters, internationally acclaimed American soprano Luana DeVol.  Miss DeVol's career, which spanned over 25 years, is considered one of the world's most successful dramatic sopranos, having sung major roles in the world's major houses, including La Scala, Milan, Teatro de Liceu, Barcelona, the Wagner Festspiel Bayreuth, Vienna Staatsoper, and the Metropolitan Opera New York. 

Our program include selections from Tannhauser, Das Rheingold, Parsifal, and Die Walkure, featuring the complete first act of this masterwork. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the SAS Performing Arts Company Luana DeVol scholarship for the Dramatic Voice. 

From left to right Bass Virdell Williams, Mezzo Soprano Lara Tillotson, Soprano's  Gillian Watson, Monica Camafreita, Collaborative Pianist Eric Malson, Founder and Artistic Director Stephen Scovasso, Bass Alex Adams-Leytes, Soprano  Kirsten Chambers, Tenor: Jon Janacek and seated is Dramatic Soprano Luana DeVol.

Enjoy excerpts from this program

SAS Performing Arts Company June 22 Workshop

SAS Performing Arts Company is offering a FREE workshop.  SAS Founder and Artistic Director Stephen Scovasso will lead this session along with Collaborator Mary Pinto at the Piano and Opera Executive and Voice Teacher Deborah Surdi.  We will be discussing audition technique, presentation, resume building, the 5 points to character development, and the business of opera today. 

 

The date will be Saturday June 22, 2024 from 1:00 - 4:00pm at Piano Piano Studios

I will ask each of you to bring a total of 2 arias you would like to work on.

The attendance will be limited so that you will get the most out of your time there.

 

I do hope you can be part of this session.  If you are interested, please RSVP to concertopera@sasperformingarts.com as soon as you can so we can hold a space for you.

From left to right

Founder and Aristic Director Stephen Scovasso

Collaborative Pianist and Coach Mary Pinto

Opera Executive and Vocie Teacher Deborah Surdi

SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios 2024 Vocal Competition

SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios 2024 Year in Review

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"The opera gala was absolutely superb and the music was sublime. What an incredible event. I look forward to more of these."

"Great concert. The opera singers were so good and the program was wonderful. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon.".

Our Emerald Opera Gala  Sunday March 17 3:00pm.

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