Sunday, July 17, 2011

Willie Anthony Waters Conducts 'Tosca' for Opera Memphis at Orpheum Theatre Oct. 29 & Nov. 1, 2011

[Willie Anthony Waters]

Conductor, Opera
Faculty Bio
“Willie Anthony Waters is formerly general and artistic director of Connecticut Opera. Prior to that he was artistic director and principal conductor of Greater Miami Opera (now Florida Grand Opera). He conducted numerous noteworthy productions for Connecticut Opera, including the Arena production of Aïda in 1991, Otello in 1997, Porgy and Bess in 1998 and Salome in 2003.”

Oct 29 & Nov 1, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Orpheum Theatre - 203 South Main, Memphis, TN
“Opera Memphis opens its 2011-2012 season with Puccini’s classic drama TOSCA. Set in Rome in 1800, the opera includes some of Puccini’s best-loved arias and has inspired legendary performances from many of opera’s leading singers, including Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Callas.” “Returning to Opera Memphis are baritone Louis Otey, conductor Willie Waters and stage director Matthew Lata.” “Waters returns to Opera Memphis, having last conducted productions of DON GIOVANNI and RIGOLETTO.

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