Opera in the Park Returns July 28

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Mezzo-soprano Katja Heuzeroth is among the performers this year.

The Rotary Club of Orinda and Solo Opera are teaming up again this summer to bring top notch opera to Community Center Park. The free performance is 5 to 7 p.m. July 28 and showcases eight celebrated singers: sopranos Liisa Dávila and Diane Squires; mezzo-sopranos Silvie Jensen and Katja Heuzeroth; tenors Chester Pidduck and Stephen Cannon; and baritones William O’Neill and Bradley Kynard; with accompaniment by pianist Chun Mei Wilson. The concert will feature a mix of arias, duets, ensembles and musical theater favorites, including works from Faust, Carmen, Porgy and Bess, La Bohème, and West Side Story, with short explanations to introduce the stories behind the operas. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics for open seating on the grass. All ages welcome. Orinda senior residents may call Seniors Around Town at 925- 402-4506 to reserve a shaded seat. For more information about the performance, go to www.soloopera.org or contact cmroeder@comcast.net.

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