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Belle Vernon's Garber singing in 'Aida'

| Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Eric Garber of Belle Vernon
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Eric Garber of Belle Vernon

An aspiring singer from Belle Vernon will showcase his talents this weekend in Pittsburgh.

Eric Garber, 22, a senior at Slippery Rock University, will perform in the Pittsburgh Opera's production of “Aida” at the Benedum Center.

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Garber performed in Tuesday's performance, as well as the opening night show Oct. 12.

Garber, who is majoring in voice performance, is a member of the “Aida” ensemble chorus.

The cast stars Latonia Moore in the title role, Carl Tanner as Radames and Elisabeth Bishop as Amneris. Music director Antony Walker will conduct.

The opera is set in ancient Egypt when it was at war with Ethiopia. Aida is an Ethiopian princess captured by the Egyptians and made a slave to Princess Amneris, who is in love with Egyptian General Radames, but he loves Aida.

Garber said performing with the “Aida” cast has been “amazing.”

A 2010 Belle Vernon Area High School graduate, Garber is studying for a career in classical music. With a bass-baritone voice, Garber said his training has prepared him for the opera stage.

In addition to “Aida,” he has performed in scenes from “La Boheme,” “Don Giovanni,” and the “Pearl Fishers.”

Garber is the son of Lisa Garber and also the son of John Garber, both of Belle Vernon.

For tickets to “Aida,” call 412-456-6666 or go to www.pittsburghopera.org

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