Today's post comes from our own Dr. Opera, Community Outreach Musical Director Glenn Winters!
Read more from Dr. Opera on his
weekly blog, Operation Opera, and be sure to catch him at "Opera Up Close" -- lively, entertaining lectures before each production that are free with your opera ticket!
Doctor of Music from Northwestern University
, and also holds the B.M. and M.M. in piano performance from Indiana University
His background includes teaching college-level piano, arts administration at two universities, and extensive performing experience as solo pianist and accompanist.
As an operatic baritone, Dr. Winters
has sung over a dozen principal roles; he
Virginia Opera debut in the 2004 production of The Merry Widow.
compositions include two children's operas commissioned by Virginia Opera
's Education department: History Alive! and Tales From the Brothers Grimm.
first book, The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates is available from Kendall Hunt Publishing
He joined Virginia Opera's Education and Audience Development Department in 2004 as Community Outreach Musical Director.
book The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates will be on sale during intermission of all performances of Die Fledermaus.