Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Opera!
Thursday, Sept. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Musical Arts Center (101 N. Jordan Ave.)
Light refreshments provided.
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
Whether you love opera already or haven't yet tried it, join opera coach
Kim Carballo and music critic Peter Jacobi for a program that will
deepen your experience and enjoyment of this fall's grand productions at
Mozart's Don Giovanni
Lehar's The Merry Widow
Massenet's Cindrillon (Cinderella)
Or other operas you may get to see at IU, the Met, or
What will be the most thrilling moments and the
notes? The things to watch and to listen for? What is it about opera
that can move us so deeply even when sung in a language we don't know?
Using live and recorded performances, Carballo and Jacobi will
guide you through the fall season and respond to your questions about
opera, whatever they might be: How do opera singers fill a space as
large as the MAC, without mics? How hard is it to sing an aria lying
down-perhaps from a deathbed-as some performers must do? What can opera
do better than any other performance art? What can opera tell us about
human weakness? A woman's place in the world? The exercise of power?
Is American Idiotcalled by its creators a "punk rock
opera"truly an opera?
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this
event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available
for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org),
you wish to sign up for the "Opera 101" program and include your
name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is
limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when
you replied. This event is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.