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Walla Walla Symphony performs an evening of opera


March 16, 2023

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Soprano Hannah Gordon will perform in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA – On Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall at Whitman College, experience an evening of Romantic-era opera. Soprano Sarah Marie Kramer and tenor Cameron Schutza will perform scenes from "Die Walküre" and "Tristan und Isolde" by Richard Wagner, accompanied by the Symphony. Walla Walla University student Hannah Gordon, soprano, will join them on stage. The Symphony will also perform the Prelude from Act I of Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin." Vocal music will be performed in German with projected English supertitles. 

The 2022-2023 Symphony season will be the Farewell Season for Maestro Yaacov Bergman, who has served as Music Director and Conductor for the organization for nearly 36 years.

Sarah Marie Kramer is an up-and-coming soprano known for her dramatic performances of Wagner and Strauss. She has appeared under renowned conductors and at several international festivals. Kramer will release her debut CD of Wagner and Strauss orchestral Lieder in 2023 and has upcoming performances in Germany and Switzerland.

Tenor Cameron Schutza is a highly sought-after performer, praised for his "clarity of tone" and "expressive...voice." He has performed in various operas, concerts, and festivals and has received numerous awards and accolades. Cameron was featured as Don José in the Walla Walla Symphony's 2015 production of Bizet's opera Carmen.

Soprano Hannah Gordon is a senior at Walla Walla University pursuing a double major in Music and Education. She has been a choral soloist at the university and performed in various recitals. She is working towards a senior recital in June.

Before the concert and during intermission, enjoy a glass of wine from featured wine sponsor Amavi Cellars for $5 a glass (all proceeds benefit the Walla Walla Symphony).

Single tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and youth. Seating is general admission, and doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling (509) 529-8020, by visiting us at the Symphony office at 13 1/2 E Main St., Suite #201, or at the door.


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