Elaina Robbins, Soprano
Opera on Tap Fort Wayne: Carnival- A Farewell to the Seven Deadly Sins
Opera on Tap Fort Wayne returns for a VERY special February event in collaboration with Manchester University! Manchester is working on the collegiate premiere of the 2017 opera "The Invention of Morel" by Stewart Copeland (founder and drummer of '80s hit band The Police), guest directed by the Metropolitan Opera's Kathleen Smith Belcher. Students from the cast will be joining us to perform parts of the opera, and the director will be in attendance to say a few words about the show! What a treat!
Join our guests and our local singers on Fat Thursday as we serenade you with songs of the Seven Deadly Sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth) because those pretty much cover the plot points of an opera, including "The Invention of Morel." Naturally, we’ll be dressed in our best Mardi Gras attire (in winter). So bring your beads and join us as we sing of the operatic vices at Trubble Brewing Company before letting them go for Lent. Or...at least until the next performance ;D
DATE: Tuesday, December 24, 4:00 p.m.
VENUE: Trubble Brewing Company, 2725 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
A Cole Porter Celebration
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Civic Theatre team up to present the timeless music of this Hoosier native, including songs from Anything Goes, Can Can, Silk Stockings, and Kiss me Kate. Elaina is one of two soprano soloists in this production, which will take place at the historic Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne.
DATES: Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 29, 2:00 p.m.
VENUE: Embassy Theatre, 125 W Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN
Heartland Sings Presents Karaoke Classics
Sing along to your favorite karaoke tunes sung by professionals, or take the stage for your own solo!
DATE: Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
VENUE: Kendallville, IN (location TBD)
Mozart Requiem at Plymouth Congregational
Elaina will be singing the soprano solo in Mozart's famous Requiem with the Plymouth Congregational Church choir for Holy Saturday.
DATE: Saturday, April 11
VENUE: Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN
Easter Service at St. Andrew's Episcopal
Elaina is delighted to join St. Andrew's Episcopal Church as the soprano soloist for their Easter 2020 service. Past services have included an oratorio accompanied by chamber orchestra.
DATE: Sunday, April 12
VENUE: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, MI
Heartland Sings presents Broadway and Beyond
Enjoy classic Broadway hits by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more. Elaina will be the featured soprano in this event.
DATE: Sunday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Warsaw Performing Arts Center, 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw, IN
Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival - A Wooden Spoon by Shuji Terayama
Elaina is collaborating with baritone Ko Kaiden and pianist Geena Kam to bring this little-known song cycle to life at the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival.
DATE: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 12 - 5 p.m.
VENUE: Allen County Main Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN
Elaina is the founder and co-managing diva of Fort Wayne's brand new chapter of Opera on Tap! Opera on Tap is a nonprofit organization with chapters all over the world. The Fort Wayne chapter will be hosting free performances once a month starting in 2020. To get updates about upcoming events, follow us on Facebook. Check out our media coverage on the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Visit Fort Wayne, and WBOI as well!
Elaina will be judging the 2020 Marion Philharmonic Concerto Competition. Come see the competition on February 1 on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.
With gratitude and affection, Elaina has left her position as a Principal Vocal Artist at Heartland Sings after over three years of exhilarating experiences. She will continue to appear with the company, teach at the Purdue School of Music, and pursue other ventures as a performer. Stay tuned for exciting changes in 2019!
Elaina has joined the voice faculty of Purdue's School of Music, located in Fort Wayne, IN.
In 2017, Elaina performed opposite Broadway veteran J. Mark McVey and sang with world-renowned a cappella ensemble The Real Group. What a great time to be a part of Heartland Sings!