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Coffee @ Kerr

The Magic Flute
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 10:30am (Phoenix)

 This event will be a preview our upcoming production of The Magic Flute.


The Coffee @ Kerr series will continue through our 2022/23 Season and feature previews of our upcoming productions this season.

Join us for a FREE music and lecture series at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center. Get a detailed look at each opera and receive exclusive, behind-the-scenes information about our productions. This lecture series is ideal for all opera lovers – of all ages.

This event is FREE with RSVP. Visit make a reservation.

Coffee service begins at 9:30 AM MST. Events begin at 10:30 AM MST.

Refreshments provided by Renegade Coffee Company



Dr. Miriam Schildkret, PN1, mezzo-soprano

Dr. Miriam Schildkret, PN1, mezzo-soprano

Dr. Miriam Schildkret has been an Education Teaching Artist with Arizona Opera since 2017; She has performed Cinderella (Cindererlla), Third Lady/Queen of the Night/Papagena (The Mini-Magic Flute), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), and The Sea Witch (Rusalka: The Littlest Mermaid). Other favorite roles include Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Third Lady (The Magic Flute), and Kate (Owen Wingrave). Dr. Schildkret has been a lecturer and motivational speaker through Arizona Opera's Virtual Masterclass Workshops since Fall 2020. She is a certified Nutrition Coach, and has spoken with students and adults across the nation about health, performance anxiety, opera history, and other topics. Dr. Schildkret was featured in the Arizona PBS series Desert Canvas, a collection of stories about local artists and their impact on the community, and was also a speaker with TEDx Scottsdale Women.

Jennifer Hoppe, Collaborative Pianist

Jennifer Hoppe, Collaborative Pianist

Jennifer Hoppe, pianist, is an active vocal coach, teacher and pianist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Since moving to Phoenix in 2013, Hoppe has worked as a pianist with the Arizona Opera Orchestra and also as principal pianist of the Phoenix Boys Choir. In the winter of 2016 she was on coaching staff at Opera Works in Los Angeles, California. From 2010-2015, Hoppe was on the Metropolitan Opera staff as a score consultant for their "Live in HD" Series. In the same period, she joined the staff of the Dallas Opera for their production of Romeo and Juliet.  During her 15 years in New York City, Hoppe maintained a private coaching studio and was also on the music staffs of the Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Tulsa Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. She has also taught at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Westchester Summer Vocal Arts Institute and the Intermezzo Young Artist Development Program.

Hoppe, previously an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix has also been an adjunct professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education and has been on staff at the Mannes College of Music. She has also been a performer on the Tuesday Musical Concert Series in Omaha Nebraska, the Donnell Library Concert Series and the MOSA Concert Series in NYC, the Tappen Zee Music Festival and the Town and Gown Concert Series in New Jersey. In 2006 and 2007 she was heard on the Joey Reynolds Show, WOR Radio, NY, with Dicapo Opera Theatre.

Hoppe presently runs Jennifer Hoppe Studios, her own private voice and piano studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Hoppe holds Master of Music Degrees in Collaborative Piano and Vocal Performance from Arizona State University and the University of Connecticut, respectively.