Welsh-born mezzo-soprano Nerys Jones is a familiar face to Northwest audiences, having recently appeared in both Rigoletto and Il trovatore at Seattle Opera as well as engagements in Tacoma, Vashon, and Vancouver BC. Her Songs of Summer recital will include the "Seguidilla" from Bizet’s Carmen and a variety of art songs from Germany, and folks songs from her native Wales.
With each recital, we are highlighting a partner organization making an impact in our communities. This week it’s Plymouth Housing, a nonprofit working to eliminate homelessness and address its causes. In addition to safe, quality, and supportive housing, Plymouth provides opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness to stabilize and improve their lives.
Seattle Opera will perform outside of Plymouth Housing on July 23 as part of a new initiative called Community Serenades. This new program aims to bring the joy and beauty of live music to some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Artists involved follow safety protocol and perform at a recommended distance away from viewers.
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Special thanks to our 2020/21 Season sponsors Barbara Stephanus and James and Sherry Raisbeck.