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Newest stars in opera showcased in Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars concert at McCain

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016


MANHATTAN — Treat your ears to the sound of opera's newest and most promising performers at The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in McCain Auditorium.

For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. The Met is not only where well-established performers thrive, but also serves as the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today's leading artists got their first big break by winning the company's national auditions as members of the young artist program or by catching the attention of Met talent scouts. Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Deborah Voigt, Thomas Hampson and Mariusz Kwiecien are just a few of the major artists to have come through the Met ranks. Each concert features several singers, accompanied by piano, in popular arias, duets and ensembles by opera's greatest composers.

Tickets for the Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert start at $14.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.


Todd Holmberg


McCain Performance Series

Written by

Malorie Wagner