Faculty Steve Rosenberg helps create a new opera
Steve Rosenberg wears many hats. He is on the music faculty at Denison, is the orchestra manager for the Lancaster Festival, was founder and artistic director of the CityMusic Columbus Concert Series for 29 years, and now he is coordinating a new venture, an “Improv Opera.”
According to a Columbus Dispatch article: “With “fill in the blank” and multiple choice questions, Improv Opera will allow the audience to decide the fate of the performers as they create a world premiere opera that is then performed live.
“Vocalists for the performance are Heather Rudisill, mezzo soprano; Leo Welsh, bass-baritone; Vera Allen, soprano; and Robert Bux, tenor. The concert will open with an assortment of audience favorite opera arias followed after intermission by Improv Opera.”
The line-up was selected by Rosenberg especially for this performance.