AYER -- Color Bar Salon on Main Street is holding a cut-a-thon tomorrow (June 15) with donation of the day's sales to Andrea Lyons, of Townsend.
Niece of well known stylist KC Johnson, Andrea is a classical singer pursuing a career in operatic performance. In May of 2012, she received a Master of Music degree from Boston Conservatory and is a regular performer with several Boston-based companies and organizations.
Andrea was selected from over 400 singers in competitive national auditions to be one of 32 singers to participate in OperaWorks' 2013 Advanced Artist Program held in Los Angeles. She will join program alumni who are on stage at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, La Scala and Deutsche Oper Berlin, to name a few.
Programs like OperaWorks are important stepping stones for young singers. The cost of the program not including food or travel is nearly $4,000.
Ticket sales for raffle prizes donated by local businesses and friends will also go towards tuition and expenses for the program to enable Andrea to gain the valuable experience needed to continue perusing an operatic career.