Multiple Hope College voice students will perform a variety of works through the college’s Opera Workshop on Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the John and Dede and Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Hope alumna and internationally renowned contralto Meredith Arwady, who since graduating from Hope in 2000 with majors in English literature and vocal performance has performed with opera companies and symphonies around the world, will direct the event, assisted by Linda Dykstra, associate professor of music at Hope.

The workshop format allows for selections from longer operas to be performed with minimal staging. The program will include scenes from “Hansel and Gretel,” by Engelbert Humperdinck; “Die Fledermaus,” by Johann Strauss II; “Carmen,” by Georges Bizet; “The Mikado,” by Arthur Sullivan; “Marriage of Figaro,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;“Falstaff,” by Giuseppe Verdi; “Coronation of Poppea,” by Claudio Monteverdi; and “Fiddler on the Roof,” by Jerry Bach and John Walker.

Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college's Events and Conferences Office by emailing or calling 616.395.7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., on Columbia Ave. between Ninth and 10th streets.