Fresno

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Fresno Grand Opera

Fresno

Fresno är en stad i den amerikanska delstaten Kalifornien och huvudort i Fresno County med en yta av 291 km² och en befolkning som uppgår till cirka 505 000 invånare. Cirka 40% av befolkningen är spansktalande.

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Fresno (/ˈfrɛzn/ FREZ-noh), the county seat of Fresno County, is a city in the U.S. state of California. As of 2015, the city’s population was 520,159 making it the fifth largest city in California, the largest inland city in California and the 34th largest in the nation. Fresno is in the center of the San Joaquin Valley and is the largest city in the Central Valley, which contains the San Joaquin Valley. It is approximately 200 miles (320 km) north of Los Angeles, and 170 miles (270 km) south of the state capital, Sacramento. The name Fresno means ‘ash tree’ in Spanish, and an ash leaf is featured on the city’s flag.

In English

Opera in Fresno

Fresno Grand Opera was founded in 1999 by Fresno native Edna Garabedian, winner of the 1961 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, after a successful career as an opera singer and stage director. Under the leadership of General Director Ronald Eichman and Artistic Director Joseph Bascetta, the company enjoyed sixteen years of high quality performances of the standard opera repertoire and concert performances by legendary artists, including Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, Marcello Giordani, Juan Diego Florez, and Audra McDonald.

Beginning with the 2014/15 season, Fresno Grand Opera entered into a groundbreaking artistic partnership with Townsend Opera of Modesto that has the two companies co-producing each season for performances in both communities. With the appointment of Townsend Opera General Director Matthew Buckman as the second General Director of Fresno Grand Opera, the two companies commenced with a full artistic and management partnership that is quickly changing the opera landscape in the California’s Central Valley and garnering national attention from the opera industry.

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