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The Wondrous World of Opera . . . Toddler Edition

May 13, 2023



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ePOP teamed up with The Capri Dessecker Team to present an exciting event of operatic proportions developed especially for little ones! 

Brunch was catered by High Fidelity Bakery, complete with coffee, mimosas, and non-alcoholic options.

Brought to you by RE/MAX ONE Realty – The Capri Dessecker Team

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Photos courtesy of Moore in Focus Photography 

Artist Biographies

Stephen Dagrosa, baritone

As a classically trained vocalist, Stephen Dagrosa is a versatile performer in both opera and musical theatre. He has worked extensively throughout the United States with the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Bristol RiversideTheatre in Pa, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, LOOK Musical Theatre in Tulsa, Ok., Opera Philadelphia, Kansas Repertory Theatre, the Spire Vocal Ensemble in Missouri, and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, as well as internationally with the Lyric-en-mer, festival de Belle-Ile in France and the Florence Voice Seminar in Italy.

Stephen had the privilege of originating the role of "Jacob Hauser" in John Gregor's (Pinkalicious) new work, The Invention of Edison, commissioned by the Pittsburgh CLO. As part of the original cast, Stephen recorded for the cast album and toured for five months throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Outside of musical theatre and opera, Stephen enjoys music directing in the Philadelphia area and has been privileged to work extensively with Camden County Technical Schools in their Performing Arts and Music departments.

Katrina Thurman, soprano

Soprano Katrina Thurman has been praised for her “remarkably vibrant and flexible voice” (Gramophone) and her “wonderfully clear sound and natural warmth of character” (Opera News). She is a versatile artist who has built a solid reputation performing traditional operatic repertoire while also specializing in contemporary opera and musical theatre. Her repertoire encompasses over 45 roles in six languages and has taken her to theaters including The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Lyon and Festival Lyrique de Belle-Ile en Mer (France), Oper Bonn (Germany), Opera Philadelphia, The Dallas Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Florentine Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, Utah Opera, Tulsa Opera, American Opera Projects, Anchorage Opera, and Indianapolis Opera.

Ms. Thurman is a noted specialist in contemporary opera and created the roles of Liz in Cummings’ The Golden Gate (American Opera Projects), Blanche Ingram in Karchin’s Jane Eyre (Center for Contemporary Opera & recording on Naxos label), Isabella Beecher in Bond’s Mrs. President (Anchorage Opera), and Martha in Karchin’s Romulus (American Opera Projects) which was also recorded on the Naxos label. The 2021-2022 season saw her debut with Opera Naples as Hildy in On the Town and her stage debut with The Metropolitan Opera as Meretaten in Akhnaten. Upcoming engagements include her debut with Virginia Opera as Miss Lightfoot in Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers.

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