Evenings with the Maestro: What's the Fach?
What's the difference between a full dramatic soprano and a light lyric coloratura soprano? What other voice types are there and why does it matter? How are voices classified?
Join St. Petersburg Opera for the second Evenings with the Maestro, a monthly series of lecture/performances, on October 1, at 6 p.m., at the Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater.
Voice types are identified using the German word "fach", so the title for the second Evening with the Maestro is "What's the Fach?" Maestro Mark Sforzini will examine the nature of different voice types and the implications for the art of casting opera productions. Professional singers, including Alexandra LoBianco, Mary Anne Boone, and Michelle Rego will illustrate the concepts with live performances.
Each of these first Thursday of the month lectures addresses a different theme to enhance your understanding of opera and of music in general and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Following the presentation, the audience is invited to join the Maestro and the cast for conversation and refreshments at a local restaurant. Details will be announced at the performance.
Tickets are $10 ($5 seniors and students) and are available in advance on the St. Petersburg opera website, www.stpeteopera.org or by calling the office at 727-823-2040. All tickets at the door will be $10.
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