U.S. Senator Susan Collins Welcomes Kennebunk High School Opera Singer To DC


     WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Collins welcomed Rosemary Crimp, a rising senior at Kennebunk High School, to Washington, D.C. this afternoon and congratulated her on being selected to participate in the Washington National Opera’s (WNO) annual Opera Institute.
      “I was delighted to hear Rosemary sing this afternoon in my Washington, D.C. office,” said Senator Collins. “She has a beautiful voice and I know she will represent Maine well at the WNO’s Opera Institute.”
      For the past 17 years, the WNO, in partnership with the Kennedy Center, has hosted its summer Opera Institute. This three-week long program brings high school students from all over the country to our nation’s capital to experience, study, and perform opera. Students are chosen for their demonstrated passion for the arts and dedication to music. The program culminates in three different performances during their time in Washington.
      Rosemary is a soprano vocalist who has participated in every school musical since her freshman year of high school. When she attends college next year, Rosemary plans to major in operatic performance with a minor in conducting.