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Aspinwall's Liam McCarthy to star in opera

| Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Aspinwall teen Liam McCarthy recently performed in the opera 'Turn of the Screw.'
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Aspinwall teen Liam McCarthy recently performed in the opera 'Turn of the Screw.'

Aspinwall teen Liam McCarthy will star this winter in an operetta called “Amahl and the Night Visitors” through Resonance Works .

“My goal is to be an opera singer one day and so far the stars are aligning,” said Liam, 13.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” will play at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at

Charity Randall Theatre, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

Liam is fresh off a turn as a principal role in “Turn of the Screw” in Columbus, Ohio. The two-night stint on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 was a collaboration with The Julliard School in New York City.

Liam, a soprano, starred as Miles, an orphan who is cared for by a governess with whom he tangles with ghosts in Edwardian-era England.

The show by British composer Benjamin Britten was the season premiere of Opera Columbus and was performed with the Columbus Symphony.

Liam is an eighth grader at Sacred Heart in Shadyside and is an active member of Pittsburgh Youth Chorus.

He has performed with Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and had a part in Pittsburgh Opera's “Carmen” at the Benedum Center in 2015.

Liam said his favorite subjects are American history and music; his pasttimes are writing poetry, skiing, soccer and golf.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or @tawnyatrib.

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