Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, played by recent Varsity Arts Vocalist of the Year nominee Kyla Stone, Amneris, an Egyptian princess played by sophomore Ashley Patrick, and Radames, the solider they both love, played by senior Andrew Fajardo in his final role on the SOCSA stage. Rounding out the cast are Zoser, the menacing and power-hungry king, played by sophomore Jason Rothman, Mereb played by sophomore Jeremy Ingraham and, Nehebka, the Nubian slave girl who will do anything to protect the princess, played by junior, Stephanie Argent.
Ably wrangled by seasoned stage manager, Kim Thomas, with a student orchestra, choreography by senior, Olivia Gherardini, and costumes designed by a team of remarkable SOCSA students, this amazing production is a MUST SEE.
“My love for music encompasses many genres, and the clips I chose illustrate how fortunate I feel to be able to perform a wide range of styles. ‘Lush Life’ is not only a standard, but also a challenging piece to interpret. I happened to learn this song in a week, and still work to perfect it because I believe our work in the developing of our craft is never done.”
Opera Night – Orange County Register
Our SOCSA stars have done it again. A Magical Night Opera Gala made headlines in the Orange County Register. SOCSA stars Jeremy Ingraham, Emily Forster, Sarah Tupper and Kate Kivinski take center stage in this online article about Opera Night 2015.