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Sunday March 17 - Live from WPKN
studios - Tom Zimmerman
It's Opera 101 with program hosts Dolly
Curtis and Joseph Koches who will Interview Tom Zimerman. Mr.
Zimmerman is a singer and vocal coach who has prepared an exceptional
program all about the art of Opera.
Tom Zimmerman has been singing professionally
for most of his life. Tom won a full scholarship for the Carnegie
Mellon Institutes Opera Performance Masters program
followed by an apprenticeship with Tri-cities Opera. Eventually,
he moved to NYC where he sang with the Metropolitan Opera for
four seasons, adding appearances with the Opera Orchestra of
New York, and New York Grand Opera in his spare time.
Desiring more fun than opera provides, Tom
founded the What the Dickens Christmas Carolers,
a dramatic choral ensemble featuring choreographed presentations
(staged by Tom), which is being revived in Connecticut as the
What the Dickens Caroliers presenting music for a
Victorian Tea and the Cats Meow.
This versatile singing actors resume
includes roles as varied as Emile de Becque in South Pacific,
Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof and the (mute!) King
Sextimus in Once Upon a Mattress performed with regional
music theater companies and roles in several dramas at theater
festivals throughout the USA. Tom even worked off-Broadway in
a spooky melodrama by esteemed Andy Warhol playwright Ronald
Tavel. In December, 2003, Tom acted, sang and prepared and conducted
the musical portions of the Fairfield Trinity Players simulated
1948 radio broadcast Christmas on the Air.
Indulging his penchant for portraying comedic
villains, Tom appeared as Sir Despard Murgatroyd in Troupers
2003 production of Ruddigore. In past Troupers
productions, Tom minueted as Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.S.
Pinafore; exploded onstage as (a gleefully depraved) Wilfred
Shadbolt, in Yeoman of the Guard; commandeered the
stage as a Mephistophelean Grand Inquisitor in The Gondoliers;
danced as the addled Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance.
He waddled around the stage as a very self aggrandizing Pooh
Bah (a pompous politician) in Light Opera 2Gos The
Mikado. In 2002, Tom sang solos, duets and trios in a G&S
evening with the Fairfield Chorale and Amor Artis Orchestra at
the Norwalk Concert Hall.
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