PETER P DORGAN portrait
  • Professor (Lecturer), School Of Music
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Creative Research

  • Accompanied Metropolitan Opera Soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer in a Benefit Recital for Utah Symphony's "Haiti Project". Performance, completed 12/2018.
  • Accompanied SLC auditions for Ohio Light Opera Company. Other, completed 11/2018.
  • Supertitle Translation for Utah Opera's production of Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette" Other, completed 10/2018.
  • Judged the Piano Area's Summer Arts Piano Competition. Other, completed 08/08/2018.
  • Narration script for Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" presented by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Other, completed 06/2018.
  • Broadcast on Swiss Radio of arias by French female composers during the French Revolution. The recordings were taken from a lecture-recital given in 1997 by Jacqueline Letzter who was then a member of the French-language Faculty at the University; the singer was Julie Wright-Costa. Letzter's research became a book; a French translation was recently published, which led to an interview on Swiss Radio, during which various musical excerpts were played. Performance, completed 06/2018.
  • Prepared the soloists for "Circular 14", an oratorio given its world-premiere by Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles. Played rehearsals with the soloists and the composer. Played in the orchestra for the concert. Other, completed 01/2018.
  • Prepared singers for Salt Lake Symphony's performance of "Green Eggs and Ham." Other, completed 01/2018.
  • Board Member Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles. Other, in progress 12/31/2017.
  • Accompanied Auditions for Ohio Light Opera Company. Other, completed 11/10/2017.
  • Accompanied Auditions for Ohio Light Opera Company. Performance, completed 11/09/2016.
  • Accompanied Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones in recital for CFA Advisory Board Meeting. Performance, completed 10/27/2016.
  • Accompanied Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones in recital at the Town Club, SLC, UT. Performance, completed 09/15/2016.
  • Accompanied Raymond Tymas-Jones in recital for the "Excellence in the Community Series at the Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City. Other, completed 11/19/2015.
  • Accompanist for Ohio Light Opera Auditions. Other, completed 11/03/2015.
  • Accompanist for Castleton Festival Auditions. Other, completed 10/31/2015.
  • Edited, with Patricia-Marie Weinmann, a performing version of Gounod's opera "Faust" for Boston Opera Collective. Other, completed 09/28/2015.
  • "Tosca". A collection of "chapters" on various aspects of Puccini's opera, written for Utah Opera's production, and published on the web-site: <utahopera.org> Other, completed 09/01/2015.
  • Faculty Member at the Castleton Festival. Supervised the French Diction of the main-stage productions of Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette" and Ravel's "L'heure espagnole". Taught a French Diction class for the Festival's Apprentice Program. Accompanied a recital at the Washington Club, in downtown D.C. Other, completed 07/19/2015.
  • Accompanist for auditions for Ohio Light Opera. Other, completed 11/15/2014.
  • "La voix humaine". Accompanied a performance of Poulenc's opera at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Chamber Music Series. Performance, completed 09/10/2014.
  • "Giulio Cesare". Rehearsal pianist (with 2 days' notice) for Roanoke Opera's production of Handel's opera. Played harpsichord for the 2 performances. Performance, completed 03/2014.

Presentations

  • Class in Italian Diction for the studio of a Salt Lake City Voice teacher. Presentation, Presented, 08/02/2014.
  • Classes in French Diction in support of Utah Lyric Opera's production of Bizet's "Carmen". Other, Presented, 07/2014.
  • "Maria Callas and 'Master Class' " Talk at the downtown branch of SLC Public Library. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 10/07/2009.
  • "Verdi's 'Macbeth'" Talk to The Wednesday Group, SLC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 09/23/2009.
  • "Maria Callas". Talk for The Wednesday Group, SLC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 06/24/2009.
  • "Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart's librettist". Talk to The Wednesday Group, Salt Lake City. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 03/04/2009.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Brazil
    Faculty member of Festival of International Opera of the Americas, Brazil. July 2013.
  • Ireland
    I was born and educated in Ireland; various family members throughout Ireland and UK.
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Publications

  • Paul Dorgan (2017). "Lucia di Lammermoor". Utah Opera. Published, 03/10/2017.
  • "Carmen". A series of "chapters" dealing with the composition, story and music of Bizet's opera, in conjunction with Utah Opera's production of the opera, and published on their web-site. Published, 10/01/2016.
  • "Aida" A series of "chapters" dealing with the composition of Verdi's Opera, in conjunction with Utah Opera's production of the opera; published on the company's website. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • Supertitle translation for Madama Butterfly. Utah Opera. Published, 10/11/2014.
  • Madama Butterfly. An on-line education project for Utah Opera. A series of essays in conjuction with Utah Opera's production in the Fall of 2014. Published, 10/09/2014.
  • Supertitle translation for Carmen. Opera Tampa. Published, 03/14/2014.
  • Supertitle translation for Popera: an evening of operatic arias and ensembles. Opera Tampa. Published, 02/21/2014.
  • Supertitle translation for Mozart's Die Zauberfloete. Opera Tampa. Published, 02/07/2014.
  • Supertitles for "Tosca", Syracuse Opera. Published, 10/19/2012.
  • Supertitles for "Il Trovatore", Utah Opera. Published, 10/13/2012.
  • "Il Trovatore". An on-line education project for Utah Opera. A series of essays on Verdi's opera in conjunction with Utah Opera's production in the Fall of 2012. Published, 10/01/2012.
  • "Pictures at an Exhibition". A narration-script for a performance of Mussorgsky's work, performed at an Education Concert at the Grand Teton Music Festival. Published, 08/07/2012.
  • Supertitle translation for "Aida". Opera Tampa. Published, 04/20/2012.
  • Supertitle translation for "I Pagliacci" at Vero Beach Opera, Florida. Published, 03/18/2012.
  • Supertitle translations for a Gala Concert, Opera Tampa. Published, 02/18/2012.
  • Supertitle translation of "I Pagliacci" for Opera Tampa. Published, 01/27/2012.
  • Supertitle translation for "Cavalleria Rusticana", Opera Tampa. Published, 01/27/2012.
  • Supertitle translation of "Rigoletto" for Utah Opera. Published, 01/21/2012.
  • "Rigoletto". An on-line education project in conjunction with Utah Opera's production. 9 chapters on various aspects of Verdi's opera. Available on Utah Opera's web-site <utahopera.org>. Published, 01/01/2012.
  • "Falstaff". Supertitle translation of Verdi's Opera for Utah Opera. Published, 05/2011.
  • "L'incoronazione di Poppea". Supertitle translation of Monteverdi's opera for University Of Utah's Lyric Opera. Published, 04/2011.
  • "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" Supertitle translations of Puccini's opera for Utah Opera. Published, 05/2010.
  • "La Rondine" Supertitle translation of Puccini's Opera for Opera Tampa. Published, 04/2010.
  • "Les Dialogues des Carmelites" Supertitle Translation for University of Utah's Lyric Opera production of Poulenc's opers. Published, 04/2010.