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)
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...
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...
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...
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?
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...