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Craig Irvin to Kick Off Home Grown Talent

Posted August 29, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, Waukee

Waukee, Iowa –The Waukee Area Arts Council presents Waukee native Craig Irvin, An American Baritone on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 pm at the Waukee High School Auditorium. This concert will kick off the 3rd Home Grown Talent Series presented by the Waukee Area Arts Council. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the Waukee Hardware or at the door. Please NOTE the performance is at the Waukee High School Auditorium.

Irvin will sing a selection of songs off his new CD An American Baritone. The new CD is a blend of both Opera and Musical Theatre songs.

Irvin has just finished a very busy year having performed with the Minnesota Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company and Wolf Trap Opera. “We are thrilled to be included in Craig’s very busy schedule,” said Cindy DePond, Waukee Area Arts Council. “Waukee is proud to have such a talented individual come home to share his gift with the community. We hope that everyone will come out to enjoy his performance!”

A couple of reviewers’ comments about Irvin’s performance in Tales of Hoffman at Wolf Trap Opera…

At the top of the list was bass-baritone Craig Irvin who performed the difficult role of the “Four Villains” with remarkable skill and subtle shading. His sound was rich and clear, and his French pronunciation and diction was quite skilled. – Washington Times

Craig Irvin, as Hoffmann’s various nemeses, used his robust bass-baritone artfully – Baltimore Sun

Irvin received his Bachelor of Music Education from Simpson College where he studied with Dr. Maria DiPalma and Dr. Robert Larsen. He has a Masters in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Tennessee where he studied with Andrew Wentzel. He has also worked with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera North, Knoxville Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera.

Performance brought to you with the support of 
 International Thespian Society Troupe #1451 at Waukee High School.

For more information about Craig Irvin visit ADA Artist Management at http://ada-artists.com/artist-roster/craig-irvin/

Season ticket packages for the Home Grown Talent Series are still available!

For more complete information about other events, visit our website www.WaukeeArts.org or contact the Waukee Area Arts Council at info@WaukeeArts.org, PO Box 790, Waukee, IA 50263, or call 515-402-7870.





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