Nashville Opera’s Anna Young will be speaking at the Williamson County Public Library on July 13 at 2 o’clock. She will highlight some of the most famous moments in operatic history complete with video and audio clips. This will be a great way to learn about this all-encompassing art form and get the inside scoop with fun facts and exciting backstage stories!
Anna Steenerson Young accepted the position of Director of Education and Outreach for Nashville Opera in 2015 and runs the prestigious Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program. This year, Nashville Opera On Tour will be performing Anna’s original youth opera, The Enchanted Forest (a choose-your-own-adventure opera) to more than 22,000 children and families in Middle Tennessee. Prior to this, she was the Assistant Director of Opera for the College of Charleston, a position she held following a successful career as a singer with opera companies across the United States. She was honored to create the role of ‘Emily’ in the world premiere of Ned Rorem’s opera Our Town for which she received glowing reviews in the National and International press, including The New York Times. She earned a Master of Music degree on full scholarship from the prestigious Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She comes to Nashville with her husband David who is also an opera singer as well as a resident physician in otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
This program is provided as part of our adult summer reading program, Libraries Rock! The summer reading program encourages reading by people of all ages during June and July and to set a good reading example to our youth who need to maintain their learning progress when area schools are out. Adults submit book reviews to be entered in drawings for prizes in the adult summer reading program. See our book display in between the first floor staircases to learn more. Parents and guardians can register children for the free children’s summer reading program by visiting http://wcpltn.org/summer_reading or visiting your local Library Branch. Teens have their own summer reading program too. Everyone can read and win fun prizes!
The WCPL 2016 summer reading program is made possible due to the support of our Williamson County Public Library Foundation.
All library programs are free and open to the public. Discover more about this event or other library program and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243 x1 or visit the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken at library events and activities for library use and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.
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