AVON — Phillip Lopez, a 2012 graduate of Avon Substantial School, was granted a learn of musical arts degree from the Yale University of Music, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, in the course of an on the internet graduation ceremony May 24. Lopez is a graduate of Millikin University with a bachelor of tunes in Vocal Effectiveness diploma, and holds a master of tunes in opera performance from Wichita Condition College. He is the son of Phil and Elizabeth Lopez of Avon and grandson of Martha Orwig, Avon. He is a bass-baritone.
Lopez has performed at Yale College, Wichita State College, Opera Theatre of St Louis and the School Light Opera Enterprise, Falmouth Massachusetts.
Just after graduation he returned to Wichita Kansas to conduct with the Wichita Grand Opera in “Don Giovanni” (as the character Masetto). He is currently accomplishing with the Central Metropolis Opera, Central Town Colorado in the Opera “Rigoletto” (Monterone).
Lopez is to be an Artist in Home at Opera Colorado for the 2021-22 period, exactly where he will conduct in the primary-phase productions of “Tosca” (Angelotti), “The Shining” (Senator) and “Carmen” (Zuniga), as perfectly as in the touring productions of “The Barber of Seville” (Don Bartolo) and “The Pirates of Penzance” (Sergeant of Police). He trained locally with Paula Heille, Ellisville Opera Property and Kurt Killam of The Moon of Hope Studio. He hopes to continue on to go after a profession professionally in opera general performance.