Local Singer/Artist to Perform Don Giovanni at Howland Center April 14

Cusick sings concert version with friends before appearance in Nevada company

Russell Cusick, who owns the Russell Cusick Gallery at Spire Studios in Beacon, will perform with friends in a concert version of W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Howland Cultural Center on Sunday, April 14, beginning at 4 p.m. The concert is in anticipation of his performance in the title role of the opera at the Pioneer Theater in downtown Reno with the Nevada Opera Company on May 17 and 19.

The cast includes soprano Lori Phillips and tenor Adam C.J. Klein, both currently under contract with the Metropolitan Opera; soprano Tami Swartz, graduate of Juilliard School; mezzosoprano Audrey Babcock; bass/baritone Jay Baylon, who has performed with the Washington Opera and other companies throughout North America; and bass/baritone Jonathan Brinson Keeley, graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Kathryn Olander will accompany the singers.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students. The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St. in Beacon. For more information, visit howlandculturalcenter.org.

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