with Kathryn Smith
The Messenger Speaks
Thursday, January 6 at 7pm ~ online
The most important roles in opera are arguably the messenger, the notary, the companion, and the servant. While they may not get top-billing, they usually make the plot go, asking questions (so the lead singer can respond with a cabaletta), delivering love notes (often to the wrong person), and keeping the pistols clean for a duel. Join Kathryn for a look at these roles, from the smallest parts to the ones that get a song, along with a look at some great singers who made their careers with these roles.
Watch the talk live on January 6 at 7pm for the chance to ask questions; the talk will then remain online for you to watch whenever you wish.