For immediate release:
Opera On Tap has arrived in Pittsburgh! This international group of musicians and entertainers has been growing across the country with 20 chapters in the US, and the newest one here in Pittsburgh. We are in the process of planning our upcoming events.
We’ll challenge your perception of opera. Ever been to the Met? How about to La Scala? This definitely isn’t that. This is intimate and personal. Never even considered going to the opera because it’s stuffy, boring, unintelligible? This isn’t that either. Let us set your senses on fire.
Opera on Tap is an international organization made up of local chapters on a mission to bring opera to the people in the most relaxed and entertaining ways, mostly at the bar. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with our message that opera is an accessible art form with universal themes that everyone deserves to experience. No need to dress up, no worries about when to clap (we love any and all applause), no judgement. Just intimate, transcendent and frequently bawdy entertainment.
To invite us to your favorite pub, or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenifer Rose Weber, mezzo-soprano – co-managing diva
Although Jenifer is a Southwestern Pennsylvanian, born and bred, she earned a BM Performance (Voice) from Indiana University-Bloomington and a MM Performance (Voice) from University of Missouri-Kansas City before returning home to Pittsburgh permanently.
She performs with local companies, most regularly with the Pittsburgh Opera chorus but also with Undercroft Opera, Microscopic Opera, and Resonance Works. Recently, Jenifer has become involved in New Music festivals, performing the world premiere of “If Your Boy Leads” by Daniel Eichenbaum.
Opera in bars and restaurants is not something new to Jenifer, having sung Bizet at the famed Cat House Lounge of Eureka Springs, AR and Mozart at Tatsu’s in Prairie Village, KS.
You can visit Jenifer’s website: www.jeniferwebermezzo.com
Kathryn Ambrose Sereno, mezzo-soprano – co-managing diva
Software business analyst by day, opera wailer by night, Kate has been straddling the artistic and technical worlds for her entire career. Her first professional gig was in the Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Boito’s Mephistopheles- from then on, she was hooked! She has also performed as a soloist with local churches and arts organizations, including the role of “White Woman” in Lost in the Stars with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh at the Virginia Arts Festival and with the Theater Factory’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A radio play.”
When Kate isn’t singing or trying to make software better, she volunteers with the Aspinwall Shade Tree Commission, TreePittsburgh and TreeVitalize because she grew up in the Allegheny National Forest and loves trees!
Kate is not unfamiliar to the social scene and is thrilled with the opportunity to bring unique entertainment to her beer-swillin’ buddies.