CCC Foundation Presents an Afternoon of Opera

The Clatsop Community College Foundation Presents

Her, Her & Him

An afternoon of opera, art songs and musical theater by Bellini, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss and more.


Featuring Deac Guidi and Dr. Claire Hudkins

with accompanist Dr. Susan Buehler

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2:30 p.m.

Liberty Theater

Deac Guidi, bass-baritone, is a teacher and performer who lives on the North Coast. Roles include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Harasta in The Cunning Little Vixen, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Oroveso in Norma, Albert in Werther, Pandolfe in Cendrillon, Count Rodolfo in La Sonnambula and the Police Sergeant in Pirates of Penzance with Tacoma Opera. He was recently seen as The Man with the Cornet Case in Postcard from Morocco with Portland Opera and the Bonze in Madame Butterfly with Tacoma Opera. Recent performances include returns to Portland Opera as Haly in L’Italiana in Algeri, Benoit in La Boheme and Dr. Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Astoria Music Festival.


Dr. Claire Hudkins, soprano, is an enthusiastic teacher of voice and piano and performs regularly as a soloist in the Pacific Northwest. For the past eight years she has been pursuing her passion for training singers of all ages and abilities in all genres of music.

Claire has entertained the Portland area and the greater Cincinnati area in a variety of performances including operatic, musical theater and contemporary recitals, concerts and productions. Past roles include Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Johanna in Sondheim’s Sweeny Todd. She is also an avid recitalist singing programs including art songs by Hindemith, Eisler, Weill, Rachmaninoff, André Caplet and John Duke. For two years Claire was the soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra in Erie, Pennsylvania. Most recently she has performed opera, musical theater, and contemporary and folk song selections as a staff instructor at Resound NW in Portland, OR, where she teaches voice and piano. This fall Claire joined the music department at Western Oregon University as adjunct voice faculty teaching jazz and popular music styles. Claire also serves as the administrative director for the Vocal Apprentice Artists at the Astoria Music Festival in Astoria, Oregon.

Claire holds her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati, where she also earned her Master’s Degree in Voice. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. 

Dr. Susan Buehler is a Professor Emeritus from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS where she was a member of the voice faculty for 25 years. Residing in Cannon Beach, Dr. Buehler maintains Music Lasts A Lifetime voice and piano studio where she teaches students of all ages. In addition to her teaching load, she is the pianist for the Cannon Beach Chorus and organist at Calvary Episcopal Church in Seaside and Cannon Beach Community Church. She is a soprano soloist and sought-after adjudicator for music festivals around the state. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Oregon Music Educators Association, and Oregon Music Teachers Association. She also holds membership in the Astoria Friday Musical Club for which she serves as secretary and chair of the Scholarship Committee.


Admission is Free!

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