Debut of My Original Musical Theater Piece “Rapera”

The premiere of my original work Rapera, as part of Peninsula Teen Opera’s performances, happened on January 17th and 18th 2009 at Canada College in Redwood City. The talented teenagers of this unique opera workshop program worked diligently from October until January to bring to life a marvelous collection of fully-staged opera scenes, including condensed versions of Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach and Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck, as well as scenes from The Sound of Music, Pirates of Penzance , Carmen , Don Giovanni and others! I am honored to have my work included among this prestigious list, and it has truly been a delight to work with these gifted teenagers.

 

Special thanks to Allen and Hiltrud Cathcart from Peninsula Teen Opera for allowing me this amazing opportunity to share Rapera with you.

 

 

The Coincidental Meaning of “Rapera”

Rapera Latest Updates:

(February 8, 2009) MALAYSIAN LAW LECTURER’S UNCANNY “RAPERA” DEFINITION
I was astounded to find a blog by a Malaysian law lecturer, in which he defines the term “rapera” as a “savior citizen…[who makes] a positive impact in the betterment of society.” His ideas bear an uncanny resemblance to the spirit of Rapera and especially to the character of the youth. Read Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos’s blog here!