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Hillman Opera ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ slated for late November release on YouTube

Lisa Eikenburg

The Hillman Opera, produced each year by the Fredonia School of Music in conjunction with the Hillman Memorial Music Association, is breaking new ground this year with a unique production in an online format. The production of “Beatrice and Benedict” will be available starting Nov. 27 on the School of Music’s YouTube channel, noted opera producer and Fredonia alumnus Dr. Robert Strauss of the School of Music.

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2019 Hillman Opera a winner in NOA national competition

Marketing and Communications staff

The National Opera Association announced that Fredonia’s 2019 Hillman Opera production of “Cendrillion” by Jules Massenet, with the libretto by Henri Cain, has earned First Place in Division III of the association’s annual opera production competition. A total of 12 awards were presented to productions at colleges and universities nationwide.

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Hillman Opera ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ slated for fall

Lisa Eikenburg

The 2020 Hillman Opera, produced each year by the Fredonia School of Music in conjunction with the Hillman Memorial Music Association, is breaking new ground with a unique production in an online format.

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Faculty member Stage Director for Syracuse production

Marketing and Communications staff

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Julie Newell, ’82, is Stage Director for Syracuse Opera’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” on Sunday, Feb. 9 in Crouse-Hinds Theatre.

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Hillman music association bestows award on Robert Coon

Roger Coda

Robert E. Coon, a longtime administrator at Fredonia and former president of the Hillman Memorial Music Association Board of Directors, received the Jessie Hillman Award for Excellence at a ceremony held on Wednesday, June 19, at Shorewood Country Club.

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Hillman Opera to present acclaimed ‘Don Giovanni’ at Marvel Theatre

Roger Coda

“Don Giovanni,” one of the most widely produced operas, will be presented by the Hillman Memorial Music Association, in collaboration with Fredonia’s School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance, at Marvel Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9, 10 and 11.

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