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Piano and oboe duo to perform
March 26, 2009

Michele Fiala, oboe

and Donald Speer, Piano

PULLMAN – Michele Fiala, oboe, and Donald Speer, piano, will perform music influenced by jazz, world music, opera and Romanticism at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Bryan Hall Theatre. They will present works by Robert Schumann, Ernst Krenek, Bill Douglas, Rodney Rogers and Antonino Pasculli.The concert is free and open to the public.


Michele Fiala has performed throughout the United States, Italy, and Canada and will perform this summer in France and England. Her CD of contemporary oboe music entitled The Light Wraps You … » More …

WSU opera workshop to perform Naughty Marietta
April 1, 2008

(Photos by Tim Marsh, University Relations)


PULLMAN – Students in the School of Music Opera Workshop at WSU will present Victor Herbert’s Naughty Marietta in Bryan Hall Theatre Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. 

Julie Wieck, director of WSU’s Opera Workshop and associate professor in the School of Music wants to demystify opera and the popular perception that it is an exclusive art form and high-brow entertainment for only the elite.
“One of my missions is to … » More …

Opera eliminates barriers
March 17, 2006

“The Elixir of Love,” by Gaetano Donizetti, will be presented by students in WSU’s Opera Workshop at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the Bryan theater. General seating costs $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.“Audiences tend to be afraid or put off by the term opera, thinking that it is some distant, high-brow entertainment only for the elite,” said Julie Wieck, director of the Opera Workshop and associate professor in the School of Music and Theatre Arts. “One of my missions is to break down that barrier and introduce the wonderful world of opera to … » More …