UNK’s Loper Opera performed “American Voices,” a pastiche of American opera, Saturday and Sunday at the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Musical excerpts were a compilation of newer and older works from American composers Aaron Copland, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jake Heggie, Jennifer Higdon and Kurt Weill.
“The excerpts on this program reflect the diverse stories of Americans in urban and rural settings from the Civil War to contemporary times,” said Director Anne Foradori, a professor in UNK’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.
The cast consisted of UNK students Zachary Allen, Steven Boldt, Daisy Hawkins, Rochelle Hazelton, Zac Ochsner, Hannah Petersen and Maximus Wohler, along with the UNK Men’s Choir, UNK graduate Katherine Ridder, professor Sharon Campbell, who chairs the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Kearney High School junior Emma Jahn.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO BY ERIKA PRITCHARD, UNK COMMUNICATIONS