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November 17, 2016

After sharing the Italian stage for last summer's festival production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, five 2016 Amalfi alums have been cast in Peabody Opera's production of Figaro
and Hansel & Gretel by Humperdinck! 

Katherine Estes, mezzo-soprano - Marcellina

Christopher Hartung, baritone - Don Bartolo (Covering Figaro)

Jessica Moss, soprano - Gretel

Elizabeth Sarian, mezzo-soprano - Cherubino

Ross Tamaccio, baritone - Count...

November 7, 2016

An animated crowd turned out for our D.C. area Amalfi-Fest Art Show & Reception on November 6. Art lovers plus festival alums and staff gathered to enjoy  the visual  feast of paintings, photographs and ceramics by festival teachers and students. A beautiful home in Chevy Chase, MD was transformed by our artists into an array of galleries filled with canvasses large and small, presenting the familiar, awe-inspiring landscapes...

October 28, 2016

Having been a part of the Amalfi piano faculty from 2008-2012, what do you remember most fondly about your festival experience?

Well, so many things come to mind! Coming to the festival forever ruined me for what I thought was good Italian food: now I am forever disappointed in standard mozzarella cheese, the taste of a lemon, arugula, and seafood in general, as everything is now compared to what I tasted during my time on the...

October 17, 2016

Thank you for sharing your time with us, Katrina! After being a 3-season participant of the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival Vocal Program, we are so thrilled to hear about the exciting new things happening in your career. Can you share a bit about your educational background and how you made the transition from the university setting into the professional music world?

I completed my bachelor's degree at Southern Methodist Un...

May 9, 2016

So as a Texas girl myself, I am always thrilled to see another native Texan on faculty!

Yes, I am in fact a native Texan – I was born on the coast, lived in East Texas for a while, and then went to school at Baylor before going away for a long time. I came back here in 1994 – I was still singing, but my parents were older and I really wanted to be closer to my family.

I’m assuming that is when you joined the Texas State Faculty?

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February 23, 2016

 

So I have quite a wide variety of questions that I’m excited to ask you, so we will just get started and see where this goes.

 

Dig in – we’ll have a ball!

 

Obviously you are a very prolific performer as well as a teacher, so how do you navigate being able to perform as widely as you do, maintain this expansive discography, and teach simultaneously?

 

It works wonderfully for me, because I actually get a tremendous amount of energ...

February 17, 2016

 

As 2016 presses forward, we would like to take a minute to reflect on the various artistic involvements of 2015 ACMAF Faculty and Vocal Alumni. 

 

Long-time ACMAF faculty member Barbara Hill Moore recently served as producer and music director of the dramatic new opera "Wading Home," composed by Mary Alice Rich. Based on the fictional novel by Dallas-based violinist and writer Rosalyn Story, this expansive collaborati...

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