Bring your lunch to the Willson Recital Hall at 257 Dauphin Street and let Mobile Opera serenade you with live music from some of our community’s finest talent, featuring Linda Grill and Scott Wright, accompanied by Clinton Doolittle. Dine in style no matter what you are eating. Come and go to suit your schedule-we will just keep singing.
January 11 – 5:30pm
Serda Brewing – 600 Government Street – Downtown Mobile
It is hard to imagine the effort and hard work that must be endured to be ready for a few minutes of glorious music making. Dr. Patrick Jacobs will speak and answer questions about his preparation to become a professional singer, how he balances his role as a voice teacher and head of the opera program at the University of Mobile with singing opportunities around the country, and how he prepares for operatic roles. Come by, refresh yourself with a beverage, ask questions and explore, with Patrick, The Life Of A Singer In The 21st Century.
Soprano, Tjaden O’Dowd Cox, is an aerial silk artist who performs with opera and gravity defying acrobatics. Tjaden will sing as well as perform aerial silk choreography. Musical highlights include the “Queen of the Night” aria from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, the “Doll Aria” from Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” and “All That Jazz” from Chicago. Aerial and Arias will also feature the vocal talent of Mollie Adams and accompaniment by Dr. Laura Moore.
Let the stars of tomorrow’s opera stage entertain you with their talent. Named for Mobile Opera’s founder, this venerable vocal competition attracts emerging artists from around the Southeast to compete for cash scholarships, recognition and prestige. The top ten finalists will present their selections for a panel of judges and you, as a member of the audience, can be a judge as well. The collective vote of the audience will be included in the selection process and the winners announced on the spot.