Phantom of the Opera is not an Opera: What it Actually Means to be an Opera Singer
When you think of an opera singer, what comes to mind? A glass-shattering vocalist? A woman of generous proportions sporting a Viking helmet? The star of Phantom of the Opera? These are the stereotypes that popular culture has assigned the role of “opera singer.” As it turns out, none of these is an accurate depiction of what a classical singer actually looks like or does. “Opera singer” and ND Voice Professor Kiera Duffy seeks to set the record straight with a mix of entertaining anecdotes and musical selections, with the help of pianist Päivi Ekroth, Collaborative Pianist.
Saturday Scholars: A different game plan for autumn weekends.
You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.
Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on a home football game Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.Learn More
September 24, 2018