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Cheval John

Cheval John


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As the Director of Opera at Sam Houston State University in Texas, Rebecca Renfro Grimes possesses a versatile artistry that spans from teaching to directing to performing. 

Ms. Grimes’ stage credits include leading roles in Die Fledermaus, Le nozze di Figaro, Impressario, Dido and Aeneas, and Don Giovanni

Her directing credits include productions with Greater Worcester Opera in Massachusetts, Opera del West and University of Connecticut Opera Theater.   

Under Ms. Grimes’ leadership, SHSU Opera has been selected for the National Opera Association’s scenes competition in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  

Ms. Grimes holds a Master's degree in Music from The New England Conservatory in Boston, and is completing her DMA in Vocal performance at the University of Connecticut.

This will be Ms. Grimes' second appearance on the show.