Do you like Opera? Well if you do, come on down to String Theory located on 16th and Vine to see the American Premiere of the magical children’s opera Azaio! There will be two performances, October 24th at 7pm and October 25th at 3pm. You won’t want to miss it!
I actually had the amazing opportunity to travel to Italy to perform in this Opera last summer and I am so thrilled to be apart of it again right here in Philadelphia! The rehearsals were intense and challenged me to expand my musical and social knowledge. There was no conductor, so each cast member had to memorize their own cues along with everyone else’s. The whole experience allowed me to learn new aspects of music that I never thought I’d need to know and helped me discover who I was as a musician. I also had to learn how to keep equal professional relationships with my cast mates since the ages ranged from 8-60 years old. Overall it was a challenging experience, but I loved it and had tons of fun. It was on this trip that I realized I wanted to pursue music for sure!
I am portraying the character of Atropo, who is one of the three fates from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. Azaio combines Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” with the portrayal of twelve children from Shakespeare’s works. Azaio is a one hour opera that the whole family can enjoy! Azaio is the first Italian children’s opera created by International Opera Theater, who just recently performed their 12th world premiere opera “Errori” in Citta della Pieve Italy.
Tickets to this wonderful opera are available at
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Photo Credit: Aza’io The Opera in Citta’ della Pieve! at String Theory High School