Preview of Upcoming IU Operas by Handel, Glass, and Verdi!
with Music Critic Peter Jacobi
a special up-close look with MAC manager Tridib Pal at the
extraordinary, newly created costumes for Handel's Xerxes
and Glass' Akhnaten
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5-6:15 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 music
critic Peter Jacobi for a program that will
deepen your experience and enjoyment of this springs's grand
George Frederic Handel's Xerxes
Philip Glass' Akhnaten
Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff
Without leaving Bloomington, you can travel to three very different
settings and timesPersia in 480 BC, Egypt in 14th century BC, and
England during the reign of Henry IV in the late 14th and early 15th
centuriesand experience three quite different versions of opera as
composed by a German in the 18th century, an American in the 20th, and
an Italian in the 19th.
Which one uses no violins? Which one has parts sung in the
language of the place in which the opera is set but other parts in the
language of the audience? What do these three have in common that makes
them all operas? What will be the most thrilling moments and the most
challenging 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
Jacobi will guide you through the spring season and respond to
your questions-whatever they might be--about opera, The program will
also include a presentation by MAC manager Tridib Pal of newly
costumes, how they were researched and constructed, for the new
productions of Xeres and Aknaten, We have been told the
magnificent and will "knock your socks off." You will get to see them
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 102" 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.