Our people: Portales music teacher Eunice Schumpert wanted to be an opera singer as a child

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Music is a part of each of Eunice Schumpert’s days. Eunice Schumpert of Portales doesn’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t singing and playing the piano. She is on the cusp of her 90th birthday and continues to be active as a piano and voice teacher. Schumpert […]

Thursday morning briefing: Top grades, an auction and a night at the opera

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top grades Melrose High School and elementary school were recognized for top science performance on the 2010 New Mexico Standards Based Assessments, according to a news release. Melrose Elementary School had the highest percentage of students performing at proficientor advanced level in science in fifth grade […]

Ticket feature: ENMU alumnus, opera singer returning for homecoming

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Melendez Jared Tucker ENMU alumnus and acclaimed opera singer Manuel Melendez will be in Portales at this year’s homecoming festivities. Manuel Melendez will be attending a breakfast ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated music building at ENMU, and will honor Melendez’s high school and college instructor, George Umberson. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Melendez graduated ENMU in […]

Monday morning briefing: Opera changed and protests

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Opera fans take note The time has been changed to 7 p.m. for EasternNew Mexico University’s “Opera Scenes: The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville” on Friday and Saturday

Ticket feature: Opera tour stopping in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Santa Fe Opera’s spring tour will be in Clovis on April 20 as part of its spring tour. They will perform for area students and the public. The Santa Fe Opera’s spring tour, featuring soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and baritone Sean Anderson, will be in Clovis on April 20. With a free 7 […]

Santa Fe Opera visiting Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Santa Fe Opera will make a stop in Clovis during its tour through New Mexico and Texas as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico The Santa Fe Opera is stopping in Clovis during its tour through New Mexico and Texas — part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural […]

Santa Fe Opera Comes to Clovis

Three talented singers and a pianist will perform in Clovis on Friday, April 17 at 7 pm during The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour throughout New Mexico and west Texas. Presented by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis as part of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series, the concert will be […]

Spring opera tour coming to Clovis

Three talented young singers will soon set out on The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour with performances in 12 communities in New Mexico and Texas.

New rehearsal hall for opera on horizon

By Anne Constable: The Santa Fe New Mexican The Santa Fe Opera is seeking legislative approval for an agreement with the state to lease and eventually purchase a yet-to-be-built open-air rehearsal hall and the land it sits on. Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, introduced this week House Joint Resolution 8, which would give […]

Opera coming to Clovis

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Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and baritone Andrew Darling of the Santa Fe Opera perform Susanna and Figaro’s first act duet from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and Gian Carlo Menotti’s short operetta, “The Telephone.” The Santa Fe Opera is including Clovis on its 15-city tour throughout New Mexico and west Texas. The performance is set for […]