What does Dodge City, Kansas have in common with Omaha, Nebraska? Roots in agriculture and the railroad? A wild west sort of political climate? Hot summers? Well, maybe.
Our visiting artist, Jodi Frisbie Reese is the reason for the excitement about and interest in a Kansas town 400 miles from Omaha. Ms. Reese is Associate Professor of Music at Dodge City Community College. She arrived in Omaha earlier this week and, with the support of her fellow teachers and a bit of technology, is still teaching classes at the college. Until April 15, Ms. Reese is the most exciting thing that Dodge City, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska have in common.
Opera Omaha has twice before been fortunate to welcome Ms. Reese to our stage. She appeared in Cold Sassy Tree and as the High Priestess in our 2008 production of Aida. Her performance as Peep-Bo in The Mikado allows our Omaha audience to hear her lovely soprano for a third time.
The link below takes you to an article by Don Steele and published in the Dodge Globe. It includes a brief interview with Ms. Reese and information about her current teaching duties and past with Opera Omaha. Although the article states that she performed in the Tim Rice/Elton John adaptation of Aida, it was the Opera Omaha Verdi production. Please take a few moments to learn about the busy life of Ms. Jodi Frisbie Reese. We are thrilled to welcome her back to Omaha even if we have to share her with Dodge City.
Join us on April 13 or 15 to see Ms. Reese sing the role of Peep-Bo for The Mikado. Visit Ticket Omaha online or call 402-345-0606 or 402-346-4398 to purchase your tickets today!