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Opera will feature Bellevue mother, daughter on stage together

 

When Seattle Theatre Group presents a Lyric Opera Northwest production of Puccini’s immortal opera La Bohéme at Seattle’s historic Moore Theatre, Bellevue soprano Larissa Humphrey and her young daughter, Abigail, will be together on stage.

The performance will be at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Humphrey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Washington. Her recent work includes competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Western Washington district, three private voice recitals, and performing in various events around the Seattle area.

As a student in Lyric Opera Northwest’s Summer Opera Program in 2010, Humphrey has performed scene work as Musetta, Violetta and Zerlina and participated in master classes with Pamela Casella and Craig Nim. La Bohéme is Humphrey's first production with Lyric Opera Northwest.

Daughter Abigail is a second grade student at Somerset Elementary School in Bellevue. She loves singing, dancing and acting and has been in her school's production of The Jungle Book and Rosa Parks.

Outside of music, Abigail enjoys drawing, reading and playing with her cat and pet hamster. (She has her sights set on a pet albino gecko.) This is her first opera.

Fully costumed and accompanied by a full orchestra, the production features more than 30 children, including a full chorus and professional soloists.

Tickets are available through STG at www.stgpresents.org or by calling 1-877-784-4849. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the show at the Moore Theatre. To learn more about the mission of Lyric Opera Northwest, visit online: www.lonw.org.

The Moore is located at 1932 Second Avenue (2nd Ave. & Virginia St.) in Seattle.

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