Elaina Robbins, Soprano
Now That's What I Call Opera: The Greatest Hits
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
We all have seen that pizza commercial or random dramatic movie scene with a famous operatic piece playing in the background. But what is that song really about? What is it even called? Opera on Tap Fort Wayne is thrilled to partner with Hop River Brewing Company for our April show! We will sing some of the most famous numbers from the operatic/classical world in this concert of favorites. Grab a drink and sit back as we dedicate the evening to keeping these songs in your head for days to come.
Broadway and Beyond
Sunday June 14, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Music Center, Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Heartland Sings takes center stage with Broadway legend, J. Mark McVey! Featuring a variety of music from Broadway and the American Songbook, Heartland Sings Vocal Artists, along with orchestra and chorus, present an evening of intimate storytelling and show stopping classics.
J. Mark McVey, star of over 3200 performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, brings his unique spark to the stage with stories and showmanship that will inspire. You don’t want to miss this enchanted evening of music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and much more!
Though it's a small inconvenience compared to many of the hardships people around the world are facing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of Elaina's upcoming engagements have been cancelled or postponed. She will continue to update her schedule here as changes are announced, and hopes that everyone stays safe, sequestered, and healthy during this difficult time.
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 as a part of Heartland Sings.