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Happy New Years

Dec 31, 2010   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Hello Opera Lovers,

Today has been a very exciting day! I have just hired a new accompanist to play our rehearsals for Cavalleria Rusticana in March. His name is Jason Oestenstad, he has come highly recommended from Webster University. Studying with Daniel Schene, the head of the piano faculty at Webster University, he is finishing up his thesis at Webster University and has some free time in March to play all of our rehearsals. Yay! A load has been lifted.

Jason has been playing piano since the 3rd grade and is a very accomplished clarinetist and violinist. Wow! He has aspirations of becoming a conductor and has studied abroad in Prague. A native of Minneapolis St. Paul, Jason loves opera and seems to be very excited to be joining our team. We are proud to welcome Jason Oestenstad to Winter Opera St. Louis!

Have a Healthy and Happy New Year!


Winter Opera’s First Blog

Dec 30, 2010   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Hello Everyone,

This is my first ever blog! I can say I am so proud of Holley Sherwood, Winter Opera’s only employee for thinking of this for the company, I hope someone reads it! I know everyone is blogging, so Winter Opera Jumped on the band wagon. We are getting excited about the new year.

Our production of La Traviata is shaping up to be one of our finest productions. We have lots to plan! Each day is filled with excitement and lots of chaos. Our big goal for La Traviata is to sell 25 dinner packages per performance. This will cover the cost of using the Woman’s Club. Then of course we want very much to be sold out! We can fit about 350 people in the ballroom and if we can sell out we will be in great shape financially for our production of Cavalleria in March.

Today I am working on scheduling our pianist, Nancy Mayo for all our rehearsals when our artist arrive on Feb. 5. Along with writing many thank you notes to all our wonderful patrons who have donated to Winter Opera over the holidays. Thank you everyone for your support and check back soon for more news!