Tenor Eduardo Villa, who performs regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and around the world, brings his vocal artistry to the Methow Valley on Saturday (Oct. 13).
With a varied repertoire that ranges from opera to art songs, Villa is one of the most sought-after singers on the world stage. He plans to feature music by Wagner, Verdi, Bizet, Strauss and Schubert. Villa will also work with music students at Liberty Bell High School, and some of the young musicians are expected to join him on stage in the concert.
Villa will be accompanied by John Pickett on the piano.
A native of California, Villa is a winner of the 1982 Metropolitan Opera auditions and the Loren L. Zachary Opera Auditions, according to operamusica.com. He began his musical training as a violinist. While studying at Santa Barbara City College he concentrated on musical comedy. He later attended the University of Southern California where he switched to operatic training, according to operamusica.com.
Cascadia Music brings Villa to the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13. Tickets are $25 for reserved seats, $20 for general admission and $5 for students.