NAU School of Music students performed at the 20th Varna International Music Academy in Varna, Bulgaria this summer. Photos from left to right, Anne Anderson and Ye Lynn Han.
Anne Anderson, a junior Choral Education major, performed in the chorus and as the Novice in Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and assisted backstage with anything from stage managing to helping with makeup and wardrobe.
Ye Lynn Han, a senior Vocal Performance major, performed the role of Ferrando in W.A. Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
Guest directed this year by NAU’s own Lyric Theater Director, Eric Gibson, the Varna summer program offers young singers the chance to hone their craft and perform alongside international musicians and performers. Students from around the world apply to participate in the program that includes three weeks of world-class opera singing and production training, and performing on a world stage.