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Ellicott City preschoolers get a head start on opera, thanks to Lewis

Children will perform Wednesday at the Howard County Center for the Arts By Sara Toth stoth@patuxent.com Preschoolers at the Ellicott City Head Start Center are learning to hit all the right notes, thanks to a local opera singer in residency with the Howard County Arts Council. Yvette Lewis, a lyric soprano and music educator who has performed with the Washington National Opera and the
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Stepping Up Music Appreciation

The Dundalk Eagle Reprinted by permission of The Dundalk Eagle. Stepping up music appreciation Sandy Plains students test operatic voices by Christina Radice Getting children enthused to go to the opera seems hard enough. Teaching them to actually sing arias approaches the impossible. But Yvette Lewis does it. Really well. The opera singer and former schoolteacher spent six days at Sandy Plains Elementary over
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Pedagogues Preach Puccini to Pupils

The Apex Herald Reprinted by permission of The Apex Herald. Pedagogues Preach Puccini to Pupils Davis Drive Elementary School starts opera program by Thomas Melville Some day, Triangle residents will ignore the ACC or NCAA tournaments, dress to the nines and enjoy an evening out of beautiful, lyric orchestrations of dramatic and emotional power. Giacomo Puccini’s or Amadeus Mozart’s classic music will replace the
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Lessons in the Key of ‘Gee’

York Daily Record Reprinted by permission of the York Daily Record. Lessons in the key of ‘gee’ Who would have thought kids these days could have this much fun learning about opera? KATE RAUHAUSER-SMITH Daily Record staff Papageno, the bird catcher for the Queen of the Night, wanted a wife – a special, beautiful bird-loving girl. Instead, an old, toothless hag sat next to
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Magical, Lyrical Lessons

The Enterprise Newspaper Reprinted by permission of the St. Mary’s Enterprise Magical, Lyrical Lessons by Angelea Hoogerheide “Now, when someone asks you if you know about opera, you can say, Not only do I know about opera, I can sing it in German!” proclaimed Yvette Lewis to a group of anxious third-graders who beamed after successfully mastering lyrics in a foreign language from Wolfgang
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Opus-Pocus: Opera Singer, Kids Share Magical Time

The Charlotte Observer Republished with permission from The Charlotte Observer. Opus-Pocus: Opera Singer, Kids Share Magical Time by REGINA LIGHTFOOT-CLARK, Special Correspondent Picture this: Opera singer Yvette Lewis performing for students at Ashley Park Elementary School, singing a song about a beautiful witch casting a spell on a hunter. Before it’s over, it is Lewis who has cast a spell on students. When I
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