CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) —A Carolina Beach native is on her way to Chicago hoping to wow the crowds with her opera singing.
Maggie Stone is a senior at Appalachian State University, pursuing an undergraduate degree in vocal performance.
The 22-year-old soprano opera singer will play her first major role, as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Chicago Summer Opera.
“So I got accepted into the Chicago Summer Opera, which is a training program for young opera singers, pre-college, post-graduate, and only professionals, and they train you, and you can sing in. an opera in its own right. . which is really cool!
Maggie says singing has always been a part of her life, and being a part of the Chicago Summer Opera is an opportunity of her life.
“My dad is a musician, so I always had classical music in my life and I grew up doing concerts, and doing more like commercial musical theater, then in college I started studying. classical singing, and I fell in love, “says Peter.
The young opera singer said it will give her the opportunity to learn and grow in her craft, also giving her a chance to impress the crowd.
“I am so excited! that will only launch my career and I will be able to meet singers from all over the world, Stone said. “So it’s like me from North Carolina, Carolina Beach, meeting people from New York, China and Korea. So that’s really cool.
Maggie will be heading to Illinois tomorrow to begin her month-long training program with the Chicago Summer Opera.