JoAnn Kulesza, Interim Chair of the Opera department, will travel to South Africa in May to conduct two performances of Verdi’s La traviata with chamber orchestra for the Lowveld Chamber Music Society. She will also be playing a concert with the singers in that production. Performances are May 30 and June 1. Kulesza will return to Music Theater Bavaria, located in Oberaudorf, for her third summer as Head of Opera. GPD voice student Brieann Pasko will be a participant this summer.