CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Opera singer Corey Evan Rotz wants Chambersburg audiences to familiarize themselves with the Corey who doesn't sing opera.
Rotz, a 40-year-old Chambersburg native, sings with the Washington National Opera and currently lives in Washington, D.C.
But on Saturday, the tenor returns to his hometown for The Capitol Theatre show called "The Ballads from Broadway." Rotz will be accompanied by musicians from the Cumberland Valley School of Music.
"It gives me a chance to sing something else," Rotz said a few days ahead of the concert.
When he's not studying music, rehearsing for the opera or promoting an upcoming show, Rotz said he's listening to old-school country and whatever's on the radio -- though he said he couldn't name a song on the current top 40 list. He also said he doesn't watch shows like "American Idol" and he doesn't TiVo.
"Oh my gosh, I've become that middle-aged person," Rotz said, laughing.