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DIVAS IN DUET Gulfshore Opera’s GO Divas, Erika Ramirez and Lydia Howery, will perform a variety of songs and duets from classical, Spanish and popular songs accompanied by piano. BIOS: Lydia Howery, alto, holds
DIVAS IN DUET
Gulfshore Opera’s GO Divas, Erika Ramirez and Lydia Howery, will perform a variety of songs and duets from classical, Spanish and popular songs accompanied by piano.
Lydia Howery, alto, holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Erskin College. Howery created the role of Daphne in Jordan Farrar’s opera The Day Boy and the Night Girl with the After Dinner Opera Company at Symphony Space in New York City. Previously, with the ADOC, she performed the role of the Wife in Seymour Barab’s Everyone Has to be Free, to NY Times acclaim. Howery has also performed such roles as the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Howery is equally at home on the concert stage, appearing as a guest soloist with the Edinboro Chamber Players, Erie Philharmonic Chorus, and Pennsylvania Chamber Symphony in various works, such as Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Handel’s Messiah. Recently, Howery joined the adjunct voice faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Bower School of Music, and is involved with Gulfshore Opera’s music outreach program as a Harmony Choir teacher at PACE Center for Girls. Howery also holds a position as an alto core singer with the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. She is delighted to be a part of the GO Divas.
Venezuelan soprano, Erika Ramirez obtained her degree with honors in “Music Performance” at Universidad de Los Andes (Mérida- Venezuela) as a student of the famous Venezuelan baritone William Alvarado. She also studied in Spain with Montserrat Caballé and with René Morlóck at the Stuttgart Bach Academy. Erika made her opera debut as Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore in 2005. Other opera roles include Gilda in Rigoletto and Despina in Così fan tutte. On the concert stage, she has performed frequently with the main orchestras of Venezuela and as a recitalist in Spain, Italy, Panamá, Perú and the United States. Her versatility has allowed her to cover a repertoire of different music styles; from Renaissance, Baroque, classical, Bel canto, Latin American music, Broadway musicals, and traditional Spanish song with guitar accompaniment. Erika recently established residence in Ft Myers, Florida and is part of Gulfshore Opera staff as a teacher for the Harmony Choir.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm