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Sycamore Students Featured in Opera Showcase

Three Sycamore students will be featured in a prestigious young opera showcase this month. sycamore students in opera showcase

Rising senior London Brinkman, rising junior Bretlyn Yetter, and rising freshman Arielle Smith have been selected to represent Sycamore Schools in the Young Artist's Preparatory Program (YAPP) Opera Showcase. 

YAPP is Cincinnati’s premier opera apprentice program for high-school students taught through the Musical Arts Center. YAPP is composed of a group of
extremely talented singers who have been working hard for nine months to prepare the annual showcase performance. The 19 participants come from all over the Tri-State area, representing 12 different high schools.

This year's Showcase also features six of the semi-finalists as well as the Winner of The Cincinnati Arts Association's Overture Awards held in early 2018.
Brinkman was one of the Theater Semi-Finalists.

London and Arielle auditioned in September by preparing two full-length classical pieces and a monologue. Students were chosen based on their intellectual, interpretive and performing abilities, musical skills, maturity, and integrity.

The program will include selections from Operas, Operettas and Musical Theater by Mozart, Johann Strauss, Jr., Gilbert and Sullivan, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Verdi and more.

Performances take place at the Anderson Center on:

  • Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.

Contact the MAC Office 513-321-2766 to purchase tickets, $10 advance purchase, $12 at the door.