Newcastle resident stars in ‘Oliver!’ Sunday

October 14, 2010

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Oct. 14, 2010

Newcastle resident Petra Sovcovova will star as the Widow Corney in a Lyric Opera Northwest production of the Broadway musical “Oliver!” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.

The show is one night only.

Sovcovova is a soprano who has played roles such as Micaela in Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Musetta and Mimi in Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème.” However, she has performed outside of opera, working with British composer Andrew Keeling and singing at humanitarian benefits for the homeless in Seattle, according to a news release.

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