The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci double bill will polish off IPR’s Arias in April series. The Cavalleria rusticana cast features Iowa natives Katharine Goeldner (Santuzza) of Sigourney, Janara Kellerman (Mamma Lucia) of Cedar Rapids, and Teresa Buchholz (Lola) of Elkader. Tenor Chris Carr of Quasqueton performs as Beppe in Pagliacci. Suzanne Vinnik sings the role of Nedda in Pagliacci, and former Cleveland Browns football player Ta’u Pupu’a sings in both the Cavalleria rusticana (Turridu) and Pagliacci (Canio) lead roles.
IPR’s guest co-host is Texas Tech University’s professor of choral and opera studies, Dr. John Hollins, who also served as the CROT’s rehearsal pianist, coach and curtain talk presenter. Join us on Saturday, May 5th at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 6th at 11 p.m. for IPR’s Arias in April broadcast!