Friday, September 11, 2015

Opera Elect to perform Saturday night at The Cellar

Zach Buker and Jordan Michelle Bowman, Opera Elect, will be performing at The Cellar on Saturday night. Showtime is a 7 p.m. There is no cover charge.
Opera Elect, a pair of youngsters from the Treasure Valley, will be performing Saturday night at The Cellar, at Ammon Road and 17th Street.

Jordan Michelle Bowman and Zach Buker say they paired up out of necessity. "We want to perform, but the opportunities to do so are limited, especially for people as young as we are," said Bowman. "So we thought, well, let’s create our own opportunities."

The two aim to make classical music accessible and fresh for everyone, help other young artists and commission works by young local artists while singing works from the classical repertoire as well. They have done opera parties throughout the Northwest.

Their performance at The Cellar will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge.

Bowman studied music at The College of Idaho under Mari Jo Tynon and Brent Wells. In those four years she starred as Olympia in “The Tales of Hoffmann,” Semele in “Semele,” Lucy in “The Telephone” and The Queen of the Night in “The Magic Flute.” She sang in the college’s choirs and also gave many solo performances with the college’s orchestra, Sinfonia, and The Sawtooth Cello Choir. Buker also studied vocal performance at The College of Idaho and is now pursuing a graduate degree in opera studies at the University of Washington.

For more information, visit their Web site, operaelect.org.  In the meantime,  here is a video from earlier this summer of them singing Mozart atop the Big Idaho Potato.