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CWU opera production breaks down barriers

For Central Washington University voice instructor Tor Blaisdell, this weekend’s series of one-act performances put on by CWU Opera have a very specific goal: busting myths.

Tor, along with his wife and associate professor of music Gayla Blaisdell, senior voice lecturer Mia Spencer and Adrienne Shields helped to put on this year’s program, which consists of a series of one-act operas, two of which are directed at children. The programs debut this weekend at Hertz Hall and three of the productions are sung in English, one in Spanish and none of them feature a big lady in a viking helmet.

“We’re all about busting opera myths,” Tor Blaisdell said. “Opera is for everyone.”

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