Theresa Egan, a rising operatic soprano and Evanston resident, participated in world-renowned Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival from June 12 to July 10.
After a rigorous application process, Ms. Egan was selected to participate in the festival, which was led by the program’s Artistic Director and Conductor John Nardolillo. Dedicated to helping these gifted musicians to further develop their skills, she also took part in masterclasses, private coachings, and workshops.
For a month, Ms. Egan lived her dream and performed in the same venue where Mozart premiered one of his masterpieces “Don Giovanni,” in 1787 and was coached privately by faculty including Grammy-award winner American baritone Sherill Milnes.
Ms. Egan sang the role of Zelatrice in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and in the chorus for productions of “Don Giovanni” of both operas. The fully-staged productions of Puccini’s “Suor Anglica” were performed in Saint Simon and Jude Church where both Mozart and Haydn performed.
As a Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Festival participant, Ms. Egan had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most prestigious music and artistic faculty. She said, “I was a participant last year and it was a phenomenal experience. Singing in the theater where Mozart conducted was indescribable. I am excited to learn more and spend another summer studying and performing in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”