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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10 July 2013
CONTACT: Steven Stull, Jeanne Goddard
OPERA COWPOKES ALIVE!
Opera Stars Sing Classic Western and Country Western Songs
Triphammer Arts Inc. proudly presents Opera Cowpokes Alive!, Saturday
through Monday, August 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30pm at the CRS Barn Studio,
2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Last presented in the summer of
2007, this family and cult favorite returns to its beautiful home
setting, on the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm overlooking Cayuga
Lake, 1.5 miles north of The Shops at Ithaca Mall. Tickets are $20
general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and will be
available at the door. In case of rain, the performance will be held
indoors at the same location.
Based on the hit compact disc recording, Opera Cowpokes Alive! features
opera stars performing western and country/western songs, favorite
opera choruses with newly crafted lyrics, and traditional folk tunes
with a timely twist. Producers Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard break
down the barriers between "classical" and "popular" performance and
bring together an impressive collection of musicians and dancers from
both worlds in Opera Cowpokes Alive!. The nationally and
internationally known cast of soloists includes Steven Stull, Carl
Johengen, John Rozzoni, George Cordes, Todd Thomas, and Rich Crawley.
The Opera Cowpokes Orchestra is led by Peter Chwazik on bass, with John
White on piano, Joe Davoli and Max Buckholtz on fiddle, and Dana Paul
on guitar. Jeanne Goddard creates the cowgirl choreography and leads
the ensemble of dancers.
You'll enjoy melodies from Grand Opera to Grand Ol' Opry, with an
ensemble of dancers, to boot. Here’s what past audiences have said
about Opera Cowpokes Alive!:
"You blew my socks off - boots and all!"
"We had a rip-roarin', dirt-kickin' time!"
"I've never considered myself either a country or a
western fan, but was mighty taken by [your]
renditions.... It's a fun change from lust, vengeance,
dying consumptives and so on."
So, grab your boots and hang on to your hat, Lucia di Lammermoor meets
Lucille in Opera Cowpokes Alive!
Artistic directors Jeanne Goddard and Steven Stull opened the CRS Barn
Studio in 1990 and established Triphammer Arts Inc. in May, 2013. They
have consistently brought together dancers and musicians from Ithaca,
Elmira, Cortland, Binghamton, Geneva, Syracuse, and beyond, to present
high quality, audience-friendly music and dance productions both
outdoors and indoors at the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm on
Triphammer Road. Audiences return again and again for the relaxed
atmosphere, the quality of the performances, and the sensational sunset
views of Cayuga Lake.
Stull and Goddard have over 30 years' experience performing, writing,
directing, and producing music and dance events in traditional and
non-traditional venues. Stull holds degrees in vocal performance from
Oberlin College Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, and has
performed with opera companies and symphony orchestras across the U.S.
Goddard came of age in the avant-garde dance world of the 1970's,
trained and performed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and many other
choreographers, and has run the dance program at Wells College since
WHAT: Opera Cowpokes Alive!
Opera Stars Sing Classic Western and Country Western
WHEN: Saturday through Monday, August 3, 4, 5, at
WHERE: CRS Barn Studio, 2622 N. Triphammer Road,
ITHACA, NY 14850
In case of rain, the performance
will be held indoors at the same location.
The original Opera Cowpokes recording is available on Amazon and
iTunes, or directly from the CRS Barn Studio.
for more press information or interviews,
Steven Stull, artistic co-director
CRS Barn Studio
2622 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-2043 (9am-7pm EST)
607-257-2195 fax (9am-7pm EST)
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